Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Drops Out Of “The Highlander”

Movies & TV

/ December 3, 2012

While we were looking forward to seeing what Juan Carlos Fresnadillo could do with “The Highlander” franchise, it seems that it won’t be him who will be “the one.”

The “28 Weeks Later” director has exited Summit’s reboot of the film, which still has Ryan Reynolds attached to play the title character. After a year of working on the project, Fresnadillo and Summit could not get past the fact they had differing views of the film. Choosing to amicably agree, Fresnadillo has lost out of two cult favorite projects now. He originally left a remake of “The Crow” to join “Highlander,” and now he is without either film.

Fresnadillo joins Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious”) on the list of “The Highlander’s” former directors, which means that the search for a helmer will continue apace this week. The film itself is in slightly better shape, thanks to Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Noah Oppenheimer.

Who would you like to see pick up this project and be “the only one” to direct “The Highlander”…? Let us know in the comments section below.

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