20th Century Fox has fired Bryan Singer the director for its upcoming Queen’s biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. A couple of days ago the studio temporary halted the production of the film when director Bryan Singer did not return from American Thanksgiving break. The studio released a statement: “Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer,” A representative of the filmmaker Bryan Singer told BBC the pause of the production is due to a personal health matter concerning the director/producer and his family. The studio was concerned when Singer did not return to the set currently in production in London, UK. According to THR, producers were nervous at the unexpected absent from Singer that lead to talk about replacement of the director. Today reported by Deadline, the rumors of studio seeking for a new director proves to be true. The report also noted that this is not the first time the filmmaker disappeared during production. Bryan Singer momentarily missing during the shooting of X-Men Apocalypse and Superman Returns. Rumor has it that the director was behaving erratically on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer had clashed with several people on the set including the star Rami Malek. The film production has two weeks left of the principal photography. A replacement director will only need to oversee the post production of the film and perhaps reshooting some of the scene. Bohemian Rhapsody has a release date of December 25th 2018.
Bohemian Rhapsody had a long hard journey to come to fruition. Singer finally got the approval from the surviving members of Queen. Sacha Baron Cohen was initially attached to the project before he dropped out and replace by Mr. Robot’s star Rami Malek. The film chronicled the rise of the legendary frontman Freddie Mercury leading up to the period of the 1985 Live Aid concert. The film cast includes Ben Hardy(X-Men Apocalypse), Gwilym Lee(Jamestown), Lucy Boynton(Sing Street), Joseph Mazzello(Jurassic Park, The Social Network) and Allen Leech(The Imitation Game).