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Old 02-12-2017, 10:28   #41
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Filming has been suspended on the film due to director Bryan Singer being 'ill'. Nothing to do with any other aligations. Ho no.

Don't be too surprised if another director takes over and does just another to get his name on the credits instead.

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Old 02-12-2017, 10:40   #42
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Have been waiting for this to happen ever since it all kicked off in Hollywood. Singer has a nasty reputation and it was only a matter of time.
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Singer has been fired from the production. Apparently Singer never showed up for work on several days causing tension between himself and actor Raimi Malek.

According to sources he's never returned from the Thanksgiving break and has stayed in the US for the last ten days.

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Bryan Singer Fired From Directing Queen Biopic After On-Set Chaos (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...-chaos-1063977

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Dexter Fletcher now in to direct :-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42263697

Great choice as all his films have been great. Not sure how much impact he'll have as think a lot of it has been shot already.
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Teaser Trailer has been released...

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Doesn't look great, like a made for TV film they stick on during the 30th anniversary of Bohemiam Rhapsody. Aside from writing and performing great music, was their story even that interesting?
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Well **** me if it doesn't actually look like a lot of fun. They've really got the the looks and mannerisms down. Looking forward to this now.
I'm so glad we've got Rami Malek instead of SBC.

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Casting for Brian May looks spot on. John Deacon played by the young lad (Joseph Mazzello) from the first Jurassic Park movie!
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The casting for the band is absolutely spot on, but Rami Malek is so hopelessly cast against type as mercury that I'm not convinced he'll be anything but passable at best. You can already see in tiny glimpse from the trailer that his mannerisms are awkward and his English accent inconsistent.

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Doesn't look great, like a made for TV film they stick on during the 30th anniversary of Bohemiam Rhapsody. Aside from writing and performing great music, was their story even that interesting?
Freddie was legitimately one of the most flamboyant guys in rock in the 70s and 80s. He grew up dirt poor in Zanzibar and India before emigrating to England at 17 because the family were fleeing a revolution. He was a gay man who had a long-term relationship with a woman and fronted one of the most successful bands in the world througout the 70s & 80s, when he would throw hedonistic parties where you might see dwarves walking around with bowls of cocaine on their heads. He later became one of the first big band frontmen to "come out" as both gay and then as HIV Positive, and then die of AIDS.

Now how more interesting do you want this biopic to be? The rest of the band might be relatively boring compared to Freddie and most rock gods, but their meteoric success and unique sound & influence during the time period that they were on top (70s/80s) is going to be a fascinating subject alone if done right and fully explored. You cannot deny how iconic Queen and their music has become.

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Yes but is that what it's going to be about, Freddie dying of AIDS? From the trailer it just seemed to be rehashing all the stories everyone knows covering the whole band lifetime by the looks of it. How are they going to cover any of that stuff? So instead they'll just sing a load of songs.
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No, it tells the story of the formation of the band up until Live Aid.
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Do we know that's where it ends? Isn't that just the last detail in the synopsis that was presented? I know Baron-Cohen left the project because he was interested in the legacy of the original lineup and the rest of the group wanted Freddie's death to only be the end of the 2nd act with the 3rd covering their career post-Freddie.

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I'm quite sure now that SBC was lying through his teeth and being a diva. From an early production point the film was supposed to finish at Live Aid.
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I don't know about that, but I do know I'll be grateful if they don't cover the post-Freddie Queen years, have they actually written or released any new material since Made in Heaven?

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This is the problem isn't it? They've been around a long time, the best biopics seem to concentrate on a key period to do it any sort of justice. After Freddie died, they released one single (2000ish?), counted their money, did a bit of solo work, then went on tour with new frontmen.

Even that is a lot to fit into one movie.
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Hannibal and American Gods showrunner, Bryan Fuller, has slammed the film already just based on the first trailer and synopsis.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/bryan-fu...an-hetwashing/

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Does he not understand the concept of a trailer?
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It's more the official synopsis of the film which goes above and beyond to not mention that Mercury was gay and had aids.

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Not sure what was expected, it's a Queen film, as far as I can tell it was commissioned by the remaining members of the band. Not sure why people would expect for his private life or tragic death to be front and centre, it's primary function is to shift a few copies of Queen Greatest Hits.

I don't recall the AIDS death in Straight Outta Compton being anything other than a couple of short scenes.

The Queen story is pretty long, probably enough for a series of films. His personal relationships would certainly have enough material for a film, I'm sure.

But this film seems to want to do the "Bohemiam Rhapsody? It's too long, it'll never sell" story.
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It's possible the US studios or even the original band are a little worried about promoting Freddie's homosexuality in the trailer because wasn't there a feeling back in the 80s that Queen's significant decline in popularity in the US was partly because of Freddie's blatant homosexuality? Am I remembering that wrong? I know Flash Gordon bombing and the disco-rock album Hot Space really alienated them from US audiences, but wasn't there a feeling that Freddie's sexuality was another factor in all that?

I'm not expecting them to shy away from portraying him as gay in the film, but if they do it won't surprise me after The Imitation Game tbh. It seems to be a theme that US studios take a spineless approach to British historical dramas.

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