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…