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Fresnadillo Nabs Highlander
Another reboot for the director...

13 September 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Fresnadillo Nabs Highlander

The spinning roulette wheel that is the job of directing Summit Entertainment’s planned remake of Highlander just began pointing to yet another new possibility, as Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is now the company’s top choice to take on the gig.

Highlander’s directing job has been vacant for about a month now, ever since Justin Lin dropped out to focus on the next Fast & Furious instalment and the approximately 500 other projects he has in development.

This assignment will represent the second high profile remake Fresnadillo’s attached to, since he’s already locked in to make The Crow for Relativity Media. That one’s still looking for a star, since Bradley Cooper decided to fly away from the lead last month.

This new Highlander’s even less ready to shoot, since all it has right now is a script that has been through the keyboards of Iron Man duo Art Macum and Matt Holloway, with a polish by Twilight veteran Melissa Rosenberg. In case you’ve never seen the original Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery film, the plot finds various immortal warriors locked in a titanic struggle to claim power by beheading all their opponents. From the sounds of it, the remake is having that effect on anyone who becomes attached to it too…


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Locked In, Locked Out, Locked Around
James White is clearly obssessed with being "locked in", maybe he was locked in his room for being naughty or something as a kid. Whatever, crack out the dictionary and find a new bloody phrase. More

Posted by BenTramer at 00:33 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

Digital clean up?
I would just like them to do some clean up and polishing on the first one's effects. Those wires in the finale have to go! More

Posted by giddig at 17:45 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

This Franchise
Is immortal. More

Posted by burtbondy at 15:50 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Bleearchh
Should have stopped at Highlander II: The Apology More

Posted by dakes69 at 13:55 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

From the writer of Iron Man (Oooh! good start) and polished by Twighlight Veteran (Dang it, now it will be sh!t, never mind), Next! More

Posted by Kalielyn at 12:56 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Re : There Can (Should) Be Only One
Totally agree with you weiser880, but Hollywood works like the banks at the moment; they will not take risks easily. All they want is a safe formula to make cash with! Hence 5 "Fast and Furious" films, 5 "Final Destinations" films and countless “Saw” sequels........ More

Posted by blue_lion at 12:49 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

There Can (Should) Be Only One
So, this is yet further proof that the world is running out of ideas. Please stop remaking films, and try that old fashioned thing called "inspiration" instead. You never know what might happen (which is part of the fun and adventure). More

Posted by weiser880 at 11:58 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post


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