Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Is There a Reason Why Bryan Singer Has to Be His Own Publicist?

If the extent of Bryan Singer's self promotional marketing powers is this snapshot of two wheelchairs which he claims are props from the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" movie he is supposedly directing, then perhaps his future as a Hollywood film director is indeed in question.


I've studied Hollywood and how it does business long enough to know that when a one-time movie director such as Bryan Singer has to resort to 100% self promotion, such as using "Twitter" and other outlets on the Internet to promote his own upcoming movie ("Jack The Giant Slayer") and a movie he may or not be directing in reality ("X-Men: Days of Future Past"), there is something very, very wrong going on.

You can't help but get the impression from reading the article above that Bryan Singer has been pretty much abandoned by the studio system in general, the studio specifically responsible for "Jack The Giant Slayer", and that this "Slayer" movie has had next to nothing of a promotional budget. Singer is just out in the wilderness by himself with no studio behind him helping him promote "Jack The Giant Slayer." I suspect that the studio responsible for "Jack The Giant Slayer" has already given up on it days before its release, anticipating a very disappointing box office performance, and hasn't spent the expected dollars on promotion as a result.

A couple of other things about this article as well...

1. Bryan Singer's last theatrical film was "Valkyrie" 6 years ago. That had a disappointing box office immediately after the monumental failure of "Superman Returns." "Jack The Giant Slayer" is predicted to be another flop. Will Bryan Singer be allowed to move forward as the director of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" when / if this happens? Once again, How Hollywood does business and what Bryan Singer is claiming just aren't meshing together. That a director with 2-3 flops in a row would be allowed to direct an X-Men movie and be trusted with a production budget in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It would be the same thing as trusting Michael Cimino to direct "X-Men: Days of Future Past" after the failure of "Heaven's Gate." It's a known fact in Hollywood that when a movie director's commercial / mass market instincts have been proven to be out of whack 2-3 times in a row, they aren't going to be trusted with a production budget in the hundreds of millions of dollars ever again. From what I understand in how Hollywood works, Bryan Singer has a bright future directing low budget theatrical films, or working in television from here on in.

2. Bryan Singer thinks he can be trusted with casting news and other tidbits of information about "X-Men: Days of Future Past" he releases on "Twitter" without any oversight? Really? After a track record like this??

Bryan Singer's Aborted Project / Fake Press Release List - Volume 1


1. Six Billion Dollar Man
2. Battlestar Galactica

3. The Munsters (TV series)
4. Logan's Run
5. Excalibur
6. Bob Fosse mini series (HBO)
7. 2012
8. Sellevision
9. X-Men: Last Stand
10. Jack The Giant Killer
11. Star Trek
12. The Prisoner
13. Wolverine 2
14. X-Men 3
15. Aim High
16. X-Men: First Class
17. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Abandonment Pending)
18. Freedom Formula: Ghost of The Wasteland
19. The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life & Times of Harvey Milk
20. Capeshooters
21. The Twilight Zone (Abandonment Pending)
22. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
23. Footballers Wives
24. X-Men Origins: Magneto
25. Superman: The Man of Steel
26. uwantme2killhim?

Perhaps its time for Bryan Singer to return to his home planet depicted in the movie "This Island Earth" where such thinking is considered....logical?


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