The “Highlander” reboot has been delayed for quite some time now, mainly due to losing filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and its star Ryan Reynolds. Fresnadillo’s departure last year was directly linked to creative differences with studio Summit Entertainment. With the highly acclaimed director not attached to the project, Reynolds soon joined him with a swift exit. “Highlander” fans have been waiting for a long time to hear some positive news indicating that the project is building some momentum in hopes that the film will be made before the next millennium. Empireonline.com reports that the “Highlander” reboot will definitely continue as planned with Cedric Nicolas-Troyan taking over the helm.

The 1986 cult classic film lead to four sequels, a television series, and various other spin-offs

The 1986 cult classic film lead to four sequels, a television series, and various other spin-offs

This will be Nicolas-Troyan’s first swing at being a director, he is a well known visual effects supervisor and his most recently work can be seen in the upcoming 2014 fantasy thriller “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie. Among his biggest achievements is an Oscar nomination for his work on “Snow White and the Huntsman”. “Iron Man” scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway will pen the script that will be closely aligned with the 1986 original that stars Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery

On March 2008, Summit Entertainment announced that it had bought the film rights to the Highlander franchise, finally the reboot is back on track

Summit Entertainment announced in 2008 that it had bought the film rights to the Highlander franchise, finally the reboot is back on track

Nicolas-Troyan says he has a good plan for the reboot and it won’t just be about lightning and swords:

“For me, it all comes down to that first movie, but there are great themes in the show,

“It’s the rare cross-genre concept that has elements of the Western, time travel, fantasy, action, contemporary. There are universal themes, but of course you need to provide the answers like the first film did. Who are these guys with swords? Why are they fighting each other? What is the prize and how are they drawn to each other? There is far more at work here I want to explore than the lightning that happens during the Quickening.”

Production is set to start in 2014 if all plans go accordingly. Now for the tricky part, who would you like to see as Connor MacLeod?



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