Singer may draw Excalibur

Director Bryan Singer, after seemingly being out of sight for awhile, has surfaced in connection with another project — Warner Bros. remake of Excalibur.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer could come on as a producer if deals are signed.  “Transmetropolitan” Warren Ellis recently announced at his Web site he was writing a project called “Excalibur,” I don’t know whether this would be the same or not, but it certainly seems possible.

This follows other recent news that Singer will produce and direct an upcoming “Battlestar Galactica” remake.  His next directorial project is likely to be “Jack the Giant Killer,” an epic fantasy from New Line, according to THR.

I’m glad to see Singer’s name coming up so often, as I like most of the things he has directed and many of the things he has produced.  If there’s disappointment, it’s that he seems pretty unlikely to return to Superman at this point.  (I realize I liked Superman Returns more than about anyone else on the planet.)

I’d also like to see him return to X-Men, as I enjoyed both of his previous X-projects.   Variety indicates he could come on to “X-Men First Class,” though I don’t know if that necessarily makes more sense (to me, anyway) than his returning to do a straight-up “X-Men 4.”  Either way, I’d welcome a return of Singer to the X-Men universe.

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