Director quits Highlander remake

News Simon Brew
3 Dec 2012 - 06:57

Ryan Reynolds is still attached to the new Highlander movie. Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo isn't.

The planned remake of Highlander has been on the cards for a while, at the wonderfully ironically named Original Film (Original Film is also responsible for the remakes of Total Recall and Prom Night, with producer Neil H Moritz also having the new take on Starship Troopers on his slate). The project had got quite far, with Ryan Reynolds set to star and 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo appointed to direct.

The latter, however, has now left the project. While Ryan Reynolds remains on board the new Highlander, Fresnadillo has quit over "creative differences" with the studio. The parting of the ways is described as "amicable".

The underwhelming performance of Total Recall over the summer may have thrown a spanner of sorts in the work, and required the need for a slight change of direction for the new Highlander. As we hear more about it, we'll let you know.


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