The career of the director of ‘X-Men’, ‘Usual Suspects’ and ‘Superman Returns’ Bryan Singer seems to have been neutralized after being fired from the set of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for erratic behavior and receiving several sexual harassment lawsuits, but Variety reports could be planning his return with a self-financed documentary that would address the sexual assault allegations against him.
A source told Variety that the Bryan Singer documentary would be about the director and “their struggles.” The director, who has amassed more than $3 billion at the box office with his films, is looking to return to his low-budget beginnings. Singer is looking to develop three feature films set in and around Israel., which is apparently where he’s been living. The source claims that Singer has been meeting with potential investors for the three projects, which are budgeted at $10 million each. Jason Taylor, who was the president of Singer’s production company, is set to produce the films.
Other voices affirm that Singer was also working on a documentary focused on Louganis.1984 and 1988 Olympic Games gold medalist and LGBT activist.
Although Bryan Singer has never faced criminal charges, the filmmaker has been the subject of sexual misconduct allegations on multiple occasions that have been settled with out-of-court settlements.. The first dates back to 1997, when several teenagers on the set of ‘Summer of Corruption’ claimed that they were ordered to strip naked for a shower scene and were filmed without their consent. In 2014, actor and model Michael Egan confessed that Singer sexually assaulted him as part of an organized child abuse ring when Egan was between the ages of 15 and 17.
Singer also drags a reputation for unprofessional behavior on set, which led to him being fired from the set of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. In 2019 he tried to raise an adaptation of the comic ‘Red Sonja’, but an article from Atlantic in which four other accusations of sexual assaults on minors were revealed ended the pre-production.
Superhero cinema wouldn’t be the same today without Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men’ movies, and his filmmaking talent has been more than demonstrated with his work on ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsodhy’. On the other hand, the accusations against the director are so many and for so long that it is inevitable to trust the testimony of the victimsmaking us wonder how it is possible that someone can work in Hollywood for almost 3 decades with these accusations behind them without being cleared up (as if Singer’s was the only case…).
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