Queen Movie Director Bryan Singer Has Been Fired

No Caption Provided

This past weekend Twentieth Century Fox announced that production on the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, had been halted due to "the unexpected unavailability of [director] Bryan Singer".

Much of the alleged drama came due to Singer's going missing from the set, with cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel stepping in to helm shooting on several days. First Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play Queen's flamboyant late frontman, Freddie Mercury, but the relationship between him and the remaining members of the band fell apart when they wanted different things for the film.

Previously, Singer was also reported to have unexplained absences during the productions of "Superman Returns" and "X-Men: Apocalypse". He apparently n ever returned following a Thanksgiving break.

"Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody", reads a statement from the studio obtained by the publication.

The Pontiac Silverdome Is Apparently Indestructible As An Implosion Attempt Failed
However, the Silverdome apparently is indestructible, as the numerous explosions failed to bring down the building. The Silverdome property sits on 127 acres and was last used as home of the Detroit Lions in 2001.

This decision comes off the back of numerous reports of escalating tension between Singer and Rami Malek, who voiced his concerns to Fox about the filmmaker's "unreliability and unprofessionalism".

The growing tension led to a confrontation between Singer and Malek, which, while it did not become physical, did involve Singer throwing an object. Subsequently, however, the two are said to have settled their differences and filming was expected to resume.

Singer is known to disappear during filming.

The studio ended up terminating Singer's employment under his pay-or-play contract, which, as far as I understand it, means that Singer was paid in full even though he ended up getting fired. The film has about two weeks left in principal photography, and then the new director will oversee post production and possibly do some reshooting, so there is a lot of heavy lifting involved.

Related News:

  • USC to Play Michigan in Outback Bowl

    USC to Play Michigan in Outback Bowl

    MI lost to four teams that were 9-3 or better, including three in New Year's Six bowls (Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin). The Gamecocks were 6-6 in the 2016 regular season before losing to USF in the Birmingham Bowl.
    Giants, Stanton reps meet in LA

    Giants, Stanton reps meet in LA

    It's unclear what Miami would target in a trade with the Cardinals , and the deal may prove to be a nonstarter. As of Sunday afternoon, one source said Stanton had not informed Miami of a decision.
    Germany withdraws diplomat from North Korea

    Germany withdraws diplomat from North Korea

    North Korea tested a new ICBM, which Pyongyang claims is capable of reaching any target in the continental United States. China earlier this month praised the friendship between it and North Korea after its special envoy visited Pyongyang .
  • Coaches hail tantalising World Cup draw

    Coaches hail tantalising World Cup draw

    England manager Gareth Southgate said his mind went back to playing in the 2-0 group-stage win over Tunisia at the 1998 World Cup. But he also conceded: "We just didn't want to get Spain from pot two".
    Excited crowds gather to see Harry on first official outing with Meghan

    Excited crowds gather to see Harry on first official outing with Meghan

    Per People , a spokesperson at Kensington Palace on Tuesday said that Harry was "looking forward to introducing Ms. Meghan Markle , fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry , arrives at the Nottingham Contemporary Centre.

    Iran opens $1 bn extension at gateway port to Afghanistan

    India had been looking after the development of the Chabahar port as the Iranian government was focusing on its second phase. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar port , located on southern Iran .
  • OnePlus's going to sell this awesome Star Wars OnePlus 5T

    OnePlus's going to sell this awesome Star Wars OnePlus 5T

    OnePlus might launch the Star Wars edition in a single 8GB RAM/128GB storage model as it did earlier with the OnePlus 3T in 2016. Pricing for the Start Wars Edition 5T is not known at this time, but the we do know that the regular OnePlus 5T starts at $499.
    Matt Lauer Will Not Receive a Payout From NBC

    Matt Lauer Will Not Receive a Payout From NBC

    The expected monetary compensation was based on the fact that Lauer was paid around $20 million a year to cohost the Today show. However, the New York Post indicated that it extended through the first half of 2019, leading to the $30 million figure.
    Raheem Sterling wants to become a superstar at Manchester City - Vincent Kompany

    Raheem Sterling wants to become a superstar at Manchester City - Vincent Kompany

    Jurgen Klopp's side took the lead through Sadio Mane's neat dink in the 17th minute and substitute Mohamed Salah added a late brace.
  • President Trump's huge  McDonald's order has been revealed by former aides

    President Trump's huge McDonald's order has been revealed by former aides

    According to the authors, the food choices made during Trump's early campaign were KFC, pizza, Diet Coke and McDonald's . If any of you give a single cent to Corey Lewandowski for his "book" you are all even dumber than I thought.
    Shohei Ohtani will not be signing with Yankees

    Shohei Ohtani will not be signing with Yankees

    This creates a window for Ohtani to negotiate with Major League Baseball teams that will expire at midnight on December 22. The Minnesota Twins, the only other team with at least $3 million in bonus money, also did not make the final cut.
    Pep Guardiola: Man City manager regrets Nathan Redmond outburst

    Pep Guardiola: Man City manager regrets Nathan Redmond outburst

    I understand completely to attack with the set pieces. 'The goal was wonderful because there was no space to attack. Guardiola has also been criticised for being disrespectful to Southampton and their manager Mauricio Pellegrino .


Most liked

Harlem Rapper Finally Meets His 81-Year-Old 'Words With Friends' Buddy
He was also quick to assure the public he was the clear victor among the duo, with 210 wins compared to Roz's 114. She also shared photos of the gamers bonding for the first time.

Theresa May tackles Donald Trump over tweets on trip to Jordan
It came as Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the U.S. , revealed he had made a formal complaint to the White House. She said she had been deluged with tweets from Donald Trump's followers - despite only having six of her own.

49ers rally over Bears in Garoppolo's first start
But it'd be just about the only way I feel like we'd see anything different from this team for the rest of the season. Trent stepping up like that. "For his first time doing it, especially without being here, it was pretty impressive".

Former Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner Files Appeal in Sex Assault Case
The attorneys say they hope a new trial will help overturn Turner's mandatory lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender. Stanford law professor Michele Dauber, who is leading the recall effort, said the evidence against Turner was overwhelming.

Rob Gronkowski hits Bills player with cheap shot from behind
And it's insane , like, what I am supposed to do? I mean, it's like, crazy. "And there was a couple of times in the game. Gronkowski was called for a personal foul for unnecessary roughness, but was not ejected from the game.

Bigg Boss 11: Here's A Proof Shilpa Shinde Might Win The Show
An engineer by profession, she has also tried her hand at modelling and been part of few beauty pageants. Vikas Gupta is the flawless candidate for being a part of the Bigg Boss house, speculates Pinkvilla .

No. 2 Sooners bound for Rose Bowl, will face No. 3 Georgia
A week before the Heisman Trophy victor will be named, Mayfield finished 15-of-23 passing for 243 yards and take game MVP honors. But the Sooners haven't had much trouble with the league in that same span, going 7-3 against SEC programs.

Wrestler John Cena sued for flipping his Ford GT
WWE star John Cena is being sued by Ford after selling £370,000 GT supercar for huge profit before a strict contract allowed. According to court documents, Cena had the GT delivered on September 23, 2017, and by October 20 he had already sold it.

United States defence chief Mattis to visit Pakistan on Dec 4
During the tour, he will re-affirm the US' enduring commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia. Earlier while talking to media, James Mattis said that he is making first trip to Pakistan as secretary of defense.

I have seen unprecedented support for BJP in Gujarat: PM Modi
What tolerance is this". "Those who have no internal democracy can't work for people". Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

NYC hit-and-run leaves 1 dead, several injured
The person who died was pronounced dead at the scene while five injured were transported to an area hospital, according to police. The names and ages of the people struck were not immediately available.

Rak-Su is this year's victor of X Factor
The victor of the ITV singing competition will release their duet on Sunday evening after the result is announced. Grace Davies will sing "Nothing But Words" and "Too Young" while Rak-Su will perform "Touché" and "Mona Lisa".

Nittany Lions Set To Face Washington In Fiesta Bowl
The Huskies beat the Scarlet Knights 30-14 in New Jersey en route to a 10-2 season with wins over Washington State, Oregon, UCLA. At a glance Washington and Penn State share a common opponent in Rutgers.

Rickie Fowler conquers Bahamas to win Hero World Challenge
I think we have to crawl before we can walk and walk before we can run. "Then I thought he would play but never win again".

Where ballot papers were used, BJP votes down, says Akhilesh Yadav
Also, BSP chief Mayawati threw an open challenge to BJP to hold the 2019 LS polls using ballot papers. Mayawati-led BSP came second by winning the mayoral posts in western UP's Aligarh and Meerut towns.