For reasons beyond my (or anyone’s for that matter) understanding, Millennium Films hiredBryan Singer to direct a film adaptation of the Red Sonja even though the filmmaker has a reputation for poor on-set behavior and has been surrounded by a myriad of sexual assault allegations.
Though many have tried to take the pages of the comic book to the big screen, Singer’s hiring was as close as it got to getting the project off the ground. While the director has been quick to deny the sexual assault allegations, guilds and societies have made an effort to distance themselves from him. This includes the people behind the Oscar-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic from which Singer was fired.
Now it looks like enough is enough, as Millennium has put Red Sonja on hold. More on the report here below.
Bryan Singer is no stranger to scandals and poor on-set behavior, and yet, the guy still keeps getting offers to direct films. Singer was recently fired from Bohemian Rhapsody after reports of him walking off set started to surface. And despite his reported unprofessionalism, it looks like he is getting another chance to direct a film. New reports say that Singer has signed on to helm a big-screen adaptation of Red Sonja for Millennium. More on the story below.
This year, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army director Guillermo del Toro killed any hopes of releasing Hellboy 3. The director said in a tweet “Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it.” It was unfortunate news for fans who were hoping that a third movie would be released to close out the trilogy. However, there is still some good news for fans who are holding out on a new film about their favorite cigar-chomping red demon.
That’s because a reboot is reportedly in the works, with Stranger Things star David Harbour in talks to play Big Red. Check out more on the story below.
Director: Michael Anderson
Screenwriter: John Varley
Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated PG-13 | 106 Minutes
Release Date: February 23, 2016
“The first rule is: Never sleep with anyone who’s crazier than you are. I don’t know if you’re crazier, but you’re right up there on the top 10 of my weird list, lady.”
Directed by Michael Anderson (Logan’s Run), 1989’s Millennium is based on the 1977 short story “Air Raid” by John Varley, who also wrote the screenplay. The film concerns of a group of time travelers from a post-apocalyptic future who travel back in time to steal passengers from doom aircraft. You see, in the future, the human population has been decimated. Because of pollution and other environmental factors, humans are no longer able to reproduce. To combat extinction, teams are sent back in time to abduct people who are about to die in plane crashes and keep them in stasis until they can be sent into the future to repopulate Earth.
Every day, Amazon offers up Lightning Deals, limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.
Typically you don’t know what will be on sale until the minute it gets posted, but for Black Friday week, Amazon has released the Lightning Deal schedule and prices for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray for Sunday, December 1, 2013.
See here below for a few highlights from Sunday’s deals, like Chuck, Fringe, Alien, Millennium, Frasier, and more, along with more information on how these special deals work, and be sure to keep an eye out on the main DVD/Blu-ray Lightning Deals page for sale launch times and countdowns, as the first of the deals begin at 12:20 am PT (3:20 am ET) with new items going up for sale through the very end of the day.