28 Weeks Later Director Could Land The Highlander Remake
Posted 09.13.11 by Ryan
In the middle of last month Fast Five director Justin Lin dropped out of Summit Entertainment's Highlander remake, a project he had been attached to since 2008. Lin remarked that, due to his continued success with the Fast and the Furious franchise, he didn't want to just work as a "director for hire."
What those comments mean regarding director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo we're not sure, but he's apparently Summit's top choice to replace the departed Lin. According to Deadline, Fresnadillo, who first captured attention by directing the sequel 28 Weeks Later, is to take the job.
The original Highlander saw French actor Christopher Lambert play Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scottish swordsman who must confront his fellow immortals until "there can be only one." Iron Man screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway wrote the initial draft, with Twilight Saga writer Melissa Rosenberg performing a rewrite of the script earlier this year. How much of the original will be used in the script is unknown.
Should Fresnadillo get the job, it won't be the only remake on his calendar. The Spanish director is also attached to a remake of 1994's The Crow.