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Bryan Singer fired from Queen biopic after reported clash with star Rami Malek

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Bryan Singer bites the dust – but apparently not for the reason many have been anticipating.

The director of the X-Men movies has been fired from the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Mashable has confirmed, reportedly over clashes with the film’s star Rami Malek and others. Tension on the set caused Singer to no-show several times, forcing the film’s cinematographer to step in on multiple occasions, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In one particularly tense moment, Malek – who’s playing Freddie Mercury – got into an altercation in which Singer threw an object. Another source tells THR that Singer claims he didn’t return after the Thanksgiving break because he’s suffering from PTSD due to the toxic environment on set.

At first it was reported that the matter had been revolved and that Singer would return. But a Twentieth Century Fox Film spokesperson confirmed Monday that Singer “is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Rami Malek in Mr. Robot

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News of trouble started brewing on Friday, when it was reported that production was suspended due to Singer’s “unexpected availability.” 

The first thing that sprang to mind for many: Perhaps Singer was finally facing consequences for multiple sexual misconduct allegations that have dogged him in recent years, but have yet to result in consequences. No criminal charges have ever been filed, and Singer maintains that the accusations are “outrageous, vicious and completely false.”

While Singer’s behavior lead to him being dropped from Bohemian Rhapsody, he apparently continues to evade repercussions for the sexual misconduct allegations – an unusual anomaly in the current climate of Hollywood, where studios are instantly distancing themselves from anyone who comes under scrutiny.

No word yet on his replacement, but an announcement is expected in the next few days.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/04/bryan-singer-x-men-director-fired-queen-bohemian-rhapsody/

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Robert Zemeckis Returns To Science Fiction With ‘Project Blue Book’ & ‘Bios’

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This story is by published in Deadline.

“Now this has a familiar ring to it: Robert Zemeckis is revisiting the 1950s to rewrite history with one new project and then he’s going back to the future to prove the power of love with a second project.

No, Zemeckis isn’t revving up the DeLorean for more Marty McFly sequels — however, the director of the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990) and Contact(1997) is making a relatively rare return to science fiction with the two projects. This time around, however, his foray into the genre is in a producing role. On Monday, Zemeckis talked about the two projects: Bios, the upcoming feature film; and Project Blue Book, a television series that premieres in January on History.

Bios, scheduled to start filming early next year, reunites Zemeckis with one of his most celebrated collaborators. “We’re producing a really magnificent science fiction project called Bios with Tom Hanks,” Zemeckis said. “It’s a really cool science-fiction story. It’s set in a post-apocalytptic world and Tom Hanks may or may not be the last human survivor on the planet.”

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment picked Bios up in October. The script is by Craig Luck (Solo: A Star Wars Movie) and Ivor Powell (Blade Runner).

Spielberg described the movie in an October statement as “an original, emotionally stirring tale that at its core is very much an Amblin movie” and added that he could think of “no one more perfect to embody this story about the meaning of being human than Tom Hanks.”

Hanks will portray Finch, the last man on earth, who………………………………………”

Click here to read the rest of the article: https://deadline.com/2018/11/robert-zemeckis-returns-to-science-fiction-with-project-blue-book-bios-1202501178/

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James Cameron Says the ‘Avatar’ Sequels Have Wrapped Production

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This just in from Pandora: James Cameron says the Avatar sequels have reached a major milestone with the completion of all principal photography involving main cast members.

In a video message, the director of the two highest-grossing films of all time (Avatarand Titanic) praised the ensemble of actors who have been filming Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 since September 2017.

 

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Upcoming ‘Willy Wonka’ Movie Is a Prequel

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“The untold origin story behind one of the most iconic fictional characters in history is due to be revealed. We learned earlier this year that Warner Bros. was developing aWilly Wonka movie with Paddington and Paddington 2 director Paul King in talks to take the helm. At the time, plot details were unclear but we did know that Simon Rich (Man Seeking Woman) was writing the script and David Heyman (Harry Potterand Fantastic Beasts franchises) was producing.

A further curiosity arrived this summer when Collider broke the news that actors like Donald Glover and Ryan Gosling were on the studio’s shortlist to play Willy Wonka in……………………………………….”

Read More: http://collider.com/willy-wonka-movie-prequel/#images

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