Ryan Reynolds quits Highlander reboot

Feature Simon Brew 18 Jun 2013 - 06:32

Ryan Reynolds follows director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo out of the Highlander remake...

The planned reboot of the Highlander movie franchise isn't having the best of times. It's a project that's been in development at Summit Entertainment for many years, although for the last eight months or so, it's seemed in some sort of limbo. That's since, last November, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (of 28 Weeks Later fame) decided to leave the project. Since then, no director has been attached (Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin was on board at one stage incidentally, several years ago).

Now we learn that the man set to step into Christopher Lambert's shoes as Connor MacLeod has also departed the new Highlander. Ryan Reynolds has now left the film, which leaves Summit looking for both a new director, and a new leading man.

That may, the report suggests, make it a little easier to find a new director, who can bring in their own choice of leading man. But nonetheless, it does seem as though the new Highlander is no closer to the big screen that it was two or three years ago.

We'll keep you posted of any developments.

The Wrap.

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