Mike Fleming

singerBryan Singer has shaken up the Twittersphere by announcing he’s planning to do another X-Men film, titled X-Men: Apocalypse, to be released May 27, 2016.

 

At the same time, Singer has shepherded production of The Taking, a Adam Robitel-directed thriller shot quietly in North Carolina this week. The film, written by Robitel (The Bloody Benders) and Gavin Heffernan (The Steaks), centers on the supernatural happenings in a small Southern community. Further plot details are being kept under wraps. Singer kept The Taking quiet. It’s Robitel’s feature directing debut, a character-driven project that Singer produced through his Bad Hat Harry shingle. Jeff Rice is also a producer, and executive producers are Jason Taylor and Jonathan Stein, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, Rene Besson, Luke Daniels, Alex Cutler and Dana Guerin. Nu Image/Millennium Films is handling worldwide sales.

Singer wrapped X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which brings together the casts from his original X-Men movies with the younger versions from X-Men: First Class. Fox releases the tentpole May 23, 2014.

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