It appears that Millennium Films has dropped Bryan Singer as director of Red Sonja, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. In its coverage of the scandal involving Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara and actress Charlotte Kirk, THR reported that Brett Ratner advised Kirk to bother Avi Lerner,the 71-year-old founder and CEO of Millennium Films, in order to get roles. It also discovered that Lerner was willing to fight to keep Singer on as director of Red Sonja, but no domestic distributor would sign on as long as he was attached, so he was dropped.
Lerner made news recently when he hired Bryan Singer to direct a reboot of Red Sonja. After Singer was accused in an Atlantic magazine article of sexually assaulting underaged boys, Lerner dismissed the story as “agenda-driven fake news,” then walked the statement back. Eventually, he dropped Singer from the project because he was unable to secure a domestic distributor.
With the reveal that Singer is out as director, Red Sonja is currently on hold. No release date has been announced.