'Highlander' Remake Loses Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Posted 9:10 PM November 30th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
Highlander

Summit's Highlander remake has hit another snag with the exit of director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. According to Deadline, Fresnadillo and Summit didn't see eye-to-eye on the direction of the movie and they both agreed that the best course of action is for them to part ways.

Fresnadillo was brought in to replace Justin Lin last year when he left to work on the new Terminator movie. Before he jumped ship to the Highlander remake, Fresnadillo was attached to direct The Crow remake, but the chances of him heading back are low because the director chair is currently occupied by F. Javier Gutierrez.

The latest version of the Highlander script is written by Noah Oppenheim, and the story is said to follow the 1986 original in which an immortal Scottish swordsman named Connor MacLeod has hunt down and kill others of his kind for something called "The Prize."

Connor MacLeod was played by Christopher Lambert in the original, but in the remake, that role will be played by Ryan Reynolds instead.

Summit hasn't announce a release date for the movie, so the studio can take as much time as it wants to look for Fresnadillo's replacement.

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