Hello, and welcome to another exciting round of What Will Bryan Singer Direct Next?
Will it be:
a) the Battlestar Galactica reboot that was announced last week, or
b) X-Men: First Class, the 'young mutants' X-Men spin-off written by Hosh Schwartz, which Singer, the original X-director, has been mulling over, or
c) The remake of Excalibur, John Boorman's classic adaptation of the King Arthur legend, which was announced today, or
d) None of the above?
Well, frankly, it looks like d) at the moment.
Although Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures today concluded months of negotiations with Boorman to purchase the rights for Excalibur, that low-down and dirty fantasy epic that featured the likes of Nicol Williamson, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson and Patrick Stewart, with a view to Singer directing, it appears that, with no writer on board, Excalibur won't become Singer's first movie since Valkyrie.
In fact, it seems that the 43 year-old director is merely stockpiling projects so he can move on quickly after his actual next movie. And that movie seems likely to be.
Jack The Giant Killer, a new take on the classic fairy-tale, Jack And The Beanstalk, in which a young farmer ventures into a land ruled by giants, in the hope of rescuing a beautiful princess.
It seems more light-hearted than anything Singer has done before, but that may not be a bad thing. Darren Lemke and Mark Bomback wrote the script for the New Line-Legendary movie, while Neal Moritz will produce.
Of course, Singer hasn't yet confirmed that Jack The Giant Killer will be his next project, but it certainly seems ready to go, and we'd rather see him do something new, rather than potentially sully his X-legacy by directing First Class. If you had your choice, readers, what would you have Singer do?