Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) left the Highlander reboot nearly a year ago, reportedly over creative differences. Ryan Reynolds quickly followed Fresnadillo out the door, but Summit presses on. The studio hired Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to direct Highlander. Nicolas-Troynan most recently served as the visual effects supervisor and second unit director on Snow White and the Huntsman, but Highlander will be his first feature as a director.
Neal H. Moritz and Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) will produce the new take on the Scottish immortal Connor MacLeod. Nicolas-Troyan will supervise the next rewrite on the script by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) before casting for a 2014 start date. More after the jump.