October 21st, 2011 announcement (above)
Why does Universal Studios always think that these announcements of theirs will always quietly fade away into obscure history without them being called on it?
Could Bryan Singer have "Stuttered It" anymore clearly that he had long since washed his hands of this project announced on October 21st, 2011?
No legitimate director would say that he "hopes to direct this project soon"...after "this project" (with his name attached) was supposed to have been in production during the previous 10 months, and that same director was supposed to have been heavily involved in the pre-production process during those previous 10 months.
A director's job with a movie begins long before the cameras start rolling. A director spends at least a year (before the cameras start rolling) hiring an art department to begin designing sets, miniatures, and props...and auditioning actors and actresses. Which is what Bryan Singer was supposed to have been doing from October 21st, 2011 to August 2012 (the time his interview was filmed in the second video.) Apparently he has not.
If this movie gets made at all...It's a very, very safe bet that Bryan Singer won't be directing.