Bryan Singer to Direct ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Spinoff ‘Red Sonja’ for Millennium

Filmmaker was fired from Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” back in December

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Embattled producer and filmmaker Bryan Singer will get another shot in Hollywood as the director of another comic book adaptation, “Red Sonja.”

Singer, who was fired from “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Fox, is in talks to direct “Red Sonja” for Millennium. The Hollywood Reporter first had the news.

Millennium’s Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta are producing, and Ashley Miller (“X-Men: First Class”) is expected to pen the screenplay.

Representatives for Millennium did not respond to TheWrap’s multiple requests for comment. Nor did Singer’s attorney and publicist.

A Red Sonja film has been in the works at Millennium for more than a decade. Red Sonja is a sword-and-sorcery comic-book heroine from “Conan the Barbarian.” She was created in 1973 created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Smith for Marvel Comics.

The most-recent iteration of the project had Rose McGowan attached to star in the titular role, with then-boyfriend Robert Rodriguez set to direct. But that version ultimately fell through.

Brigitte Nielsen starred in the role in a 1985 version of the film, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Singer was fired from the set of the Freddy Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” back in December amid reports of unprofessional behavior and on-set clashes with star Rami Malek. Singer later said Fox fired him because he wanted to take a break to care for an ailing parent.

In addition to being fired by Fox, Singer, who last directed “X-Men: Apocalypse” in 2016, has also been thrust into the middle of the #MeToo conversation.

Singer was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old male in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed in December 2017.

Cesar Sanchez-Guzman said Singer forced oral sex and anal penetration while aboard a yacht in Seattle, Wash. Singer denies the charge. The attorney behind that lawsuit was the same lawyer who represented Michael Egan, who, in April 2014, said in a lawsuit filed in Hawaii that he was raped by Singer and that the director also made him take cocaine, and provided him with drugs and alcohol. Egan later withdrew his lawsuit.