Saturday, June 23, 2012

Is Bryan Singer Heading For Sitcom Land in Television Because He Can't Complete Any of His Announced Theatrical Films?

Whatever the actual problems have been with Bryan Singer being unable to make or unable to complete the following movies...

1. Battlestar Galactica
2. Logan's Run
3. Excalibur
4. Jack The Giant Killer
5. Six Billion Dollar Man

...and other movies he announces and is unable to make or complete with alarming regularity...

...There seems to be a kernel of an indication that Bryan Singer is heading to televison permanently in order to exclusively direct sitcoms.

It is indeed extremely odd that after the collapse of Bryan Singer's "Excalibur" movie,  the very next project he would choose to direct would be a television pilot for NBC based upon the 1960s sitcom "The Munsters."

It's as though that after the repeated, recurring roadblocks (whatever they may be) Bryan Singer is experiencing in the film industry in being unable to get any of his theatrical films made...he is trying to find sanctuary in another medium  (television) where he can get smaller projects made.

You have to admit, that the 180 degree shift in immediately going from the multi-million dollar "Excalibur" movie Bryan Singer was supposed to make but couldn't, to directing a sitcom-esque reboot of the "Munsters" for NBC is startling (not in a good way) for anyone's career to say the least. Especially when they began their career directing theatrical films.

I suspect that now that Bryan Singer is in the television industry directing this pilot for NBC, he is going to stay there.

I also suspect that if "The Wizards of Waverly Place" was still in production at the Disney Channel, Bryan Singer would have ended up being a recurring, episode director on that show. I also fully expect seeing him as a recurring episode director on any of the other sitcoms on the Disney Channel.

The fact of the matter is, the mortality rate of all of Bryan Singer's intended or announced theatrical films (5 of them listed above) is presently hovering around 100%. The guy just isn't getting anything done in the film industry. So quite logically, Bryan Singer has begun his permanent migration to sitcom director in television (beginning with "The Munsters.")

A demotion in one's career if you will.

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