Report: BRYAN SINGER to Direct Fox's X-MEN Pilot

Bryan Singer on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse
Bryan Singer on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse
Credit: Bryan Singer
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Updated January 25, 2017: Longtime X-Men film director Bryan Singer has been tapped to direct Fox's new X-Men pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Singer has directed four of the six main X-Men films, including last year's X-Men: Apocalypse. Singer will also reportedly executive produce the series.

Although Singer is best-known for his feature film directing, Singer has worked on numerous television series - from being one of the original executive producers of House to directing episodes of Football Wives, Mockingbird Lane, and Battle Creek.

Updated January 24, 2017: Fox has officially ordered a pilot for the untitled X-Men television series overseen by Burn Notice's Matt Nix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Hollywood trade goes on to say that while FX's Legion isn't connected to the X-Men films, his Fox drama fits squarely into the movies - including featuring "familiar" characters.

"A fan of the movies but also the comics would not be disoriented at all as to where this fits in the mythology," said Nix "If you look at the movies, which take place from - they started in 2003 to now - they don't all line up perfectly. I'm not slavishly fitting them into a particular slot. But at the same time, if you like the world of the movies, there are definite nods to the movies. It exists in the same general universe."

Original Story: Fox is ready to give a pilot order to a TV series based on the X-Men film universe, according to Deadline. The as-yet-untitled series is from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. The show replaced the planned Hellfire Club series, which was aborted by Fox in favor of Nix's plans.

The as-yet-untitled show now focuses on parents who go on the run from the government after discovering their children are mutants. It is unclear how connected the series will be to the X-Men film universe, though longtime X-Men director Bryan Singer is executive producing the show.

Fox previously loosely adapted the X-Men in the show Mutant X, which premiered shortly after first X-Men film was released. Fox's cable network, FX, will premiere Legion, a show set in the X-Men film universe, later this year.

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