If this is the first you’re hearing about the Highlander remake, I apologize. Last year, Fast Five director Justin Lin was attached to the project. He took over the post of executive producer when 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was brought on board. And oh yeah, Ryan Reynolds is starring as Connor MacLeod. But today we’re here to talk about Fresnadillo’s decision to exit the project altogether.
If Lin wasn’t still involved in the project I’d wager the directors were in their own battle to be the last immortal standing. But apparently this was a less violent departure.
Deadline writes, “I’m told that his exit is amicable, and that after a year of working on the project, he and Summit could not get past the fact they had differing views of the film, and finally agreed to disagree.”
Fresnadillo previously left the remake of The Crow to join Highlander so he’s two-for-two now. “Summit Entertainment remains bullish on Highlander, which has a script by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, with the latest draft by Noah Oppenheim,” says Deadline.
I’m not too familiar with Fresnadillo’s work so I can’t say whether this disappoints me. Do you have a director in mind you think would be good for this project?