After fresh accusations of sexual assault were levied against director Bryan Singer recently in The Atlantic – accusations which caused BAFTA to scrub his name from Bohemian Rhapsody’s nominationMillennium Films has decided to delay shooting on Singer's latest project, Red Sonja, a remake of the Richard Fleischer-directed 1985 Red Sonja starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielsen.

Singer was signed to Red Sonja about the same time he received formal credit for directing Bohemian Rhapsody, despite being booted from the project and replaced by Dexter Fletcher, whom I interviewed here.

"The project is not on the slate at the moment and is not for sale at the European Film Market in Berlin," a spokeswoman for Millennium told Variety.

This development comes about 2 weeks after Millennium's chairman Avi Lerner brushed off the reports. "The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen," Lerner said then. "I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven otherwise."

Lerner went on to defend Singer in an interview with Israeli press recently. "The complaints I receive ask why I don't fire him, and the answer is simple: Bryan hasn't been found guilty of anything in court," Lerner said. "We take these accusations in all seriousness and we looked into them, but at the moment, from what we gather, they are completely baseless."

Singer for his part has consistently denied the accusations calling The Atlantic story a "homophobic smear piece" that "rehashes claims from bogus lawsuits."

We will update as this story unfolds. For now, enjoy the trailer from the 1985 Red Sonja below.