Bohemian Rhapsody stops production
Twentieth Century Fox has temporarily halted the production of Bohemian Rhapsody, it was reported by many of the entertainment media outlets.
The production of the Queen biopic was underway in London when it was halted by the film studio and it’s all due to director Bryan Singer and his “unexpected unavailability”.
According to the statement told by Singer’s representative, the director failed to return to the set after the Thanksgiving break, and his absence is due to “a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family“.
His absence and the stopping of production is making the producers (Robert Deniro, Roger Taylor, Brian May and Singer himself among others) very nervous, and there is apparently no word of the director’s return to the set.
With each passing day, the studio and the producers are losing a lot of money, and understandably would like to Have Bryan back in London to finish the rest of the movie ASAP. According to Collider, this is not Singer’s first time skipping out on a production temporarily — he briefly disappeared during the filming of X-Men: Apocalypse and Superman Returns as well.
Bohemian Rhapsody focuses on a 15-year period from the formation of Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury up to their performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before Mercury’s death.
The film stars Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, Allen Leech, and Lucy Boynton.
Bohemian Rhapsody is still set to be released on Dec. 25, 2018.