Since Justin Lin had bailed on directing the Highlander reboot in favor of directing Fast Six, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has taken over (though he’s sticking around to be an executive producer). Another reboot. Great.
The original starred Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. The TV show starred Adrian Paul. This one? Who knows.
Working with Summit Entertainment and RCR Media Group, the Spanish director will begin production in 2012. The screenplay was written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway with Melissa Rosenberg (of the Twilight saga) having looked it over.
For the list of producers working on the film, check out the official press release below.
Official press release:
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will direct Summit Entertainment’s re-imagination of the cult film HIGHLANDER co-financed by RCR Media Group. Summit’s HIGHLANDER is written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Neal H. Mortiz and Peter Davis will produce the project along with Enrique López Lavigne and Belen Atienza. RCR Media Group’s principles Rui Costa Reis and Eliad Josephson will executive produce the film. Justin Lin will also executive produce. Summit acquired the rights to remake the cult classic from Davis – Panzer Productions, Inc. in May of 2008. Production on the film is slated to begin spring of 2012.
Source: Coming Soon