Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has been picked by Summit Entertainment to direct their in development Highlander remake. The studio is currently in discussions with the director to head up the reboot of the original franchise-launching 1982 fantasy film about a secret society of immortals who battle each other through history for a vaguely-defined “Prize.”
The Intacto and 28 Weeks Later director will be stepping into the position vacated by Justin Lim last month, when Lim left to work on the sixth installment of the The Fast And The Furious franchise.
Once the deal is closed, this will mark the second genre remake that Fresnadillo has signed on to. He is already committed to direct a remake of the comic book adaption The Crow with Bradley Cooper in the lead.
Fresnadillo is currently at the Toronto Film Festival for the premier of his new film, the psychological drama Intruders with Clive Owen and Daniel Bruhl.
The script for the film, which we reviewed here, is by Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway with Melissa Rosenberg doing a polish on it. Hopefully she cleaned up the minor problems with the film’s third act.