FOX and BRYAN SINGER's Relationship Fizzles After Movie Firing - Report

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer's production company, Bad Hat Harry, is moving out of its long-held space on 20th Century Fox's Hollywood lot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The move follows the director's termination from the currently filming Bohemian Rhapsody biopic and the scheduled end of of his three-year first-look deal with the studio (which was not renewed).

Singer reportedly disappeared from Bohemian Rhapsody's London set on multiple occasions, leading to tension and confrontations with several involved in the movie including actor Rami Malek. The film was put on hold December 1, and Singer was terminated on December 4.

"“I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first," Singer said in response to the termination.

This is the second time a rift between Singer and Fox has happened; in 2004 following X2: X-Men United, Singer was set to direct X-Men: The Last Stand. The director instead signed on to Warner Bros.'s Superman Returns, leading Fox to hire Brett Ratner as his replacement and terminated a two-year deal with Singer's Bad Hat Harry halfway through.

Singer has had a long relationship with Fox, directing nearly all of the X-Men films (as well as The Gifted pilot). His company also produced or co-produced The Gifted, Legion, and House.

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