Fox Halts Production on Queen Biopic Due to Bryan Singer Absence

Fox Halts Production on Queen Biopic Due to Bryan Singer Absence

Fox Halts Production on Queen Biopic Due to Bryan Singer Absence

On Friday, Fox released a statement saying they have "temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability" of director Bryan Singer.

While the statement cited a "health matter" for Singer's break, it has been claimed that the director has been unreliable on set. "I would be remiss not to".

Bohemian Rhapsody is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 25, 2018. The decision was down to the "unexpected unavailability" of the movie's director, Bryan Singer.

Additionally, Singer has been repeatedly tardy to set, greatly angering the cast and crew.

Deadline reports that Singer's reps are eager to get back to filming Bohemian Rhapsody after the holidays, though it wouldn't be surprising if production studio Fox is replaced, with two weeks rumoured to remain of the shooting schedule. However, as noted by The Daily Beast, this wasn't the first or only accusation that's been made against Singer. Another of THR's insiders told the publication that production on the film has been fraught, with Singer routinely showing up late to set and at one point not showing at all, leaving a cinematographer to direct that day's shoot instead.

Whether the production delay on Bohemian Rhapsody is due to an impending news report remains to be seen.

A representative for Singer and 20th Century Fox could not immediately be reached by The Times for comment.

Singer, who is 52, has directed films including "The Usual Suspects", four X-Men movies including last year's "X-Men: Apocalypse", "Jack the Giant Slayer" and "Superman Returns".

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