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X-MEN: Bryan Singer To Direct Pilot Episode [Fox]

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Bryan Singer Set To Helm Pilot Of New X-Men Series

X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has been selected to work on the pilot episode of Fox‘s planned X-Men TV series.

Today’s announcement marks the first time anyone has been attached to the untitled project as a director, but Singer’s involvement with the program and the X-Men series as a whole is far from new. As well as helming Apocalypse, Singer has directed its immediate predecessor X-Men: Days of Future Past plus the first two films of the original trilogy. On top of this, he has already been tapped to serve as an executive producer on the series for some time now, with Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Matt Nix all collaborating with him on the show.

Reportedly, the program will follow the struggles of a family that discovers its children are mutants to remain undercover as the government pursues them. Their journey will see them join forces with a secret network dedicated to protecting mutants.

Superherohype quotes a representative for Fox as saying this:

“Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network–and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe,” said FOX’s David Madden of the show last year. “There’s comic book adventure, emotional and complicated relationships, and a rich, existing mythology from which to draw. With the brilliant production crew behind this project, it has all the makings of a big, fun and exciting new series.”

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