Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) has dropped out of directing the reboot of the “Highlander” franchise at Summit Entertainment.
The exit is reportedly amicable and over creative differences after Fresnadillo helped develop the project with Summit for over a year. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway penned the script, with the latest draft by Noah Oppenheim.
Ryan Reynolds remains attached to play the title character in the film, though it seems unlikely they’ll stick with the original film’s ancient Scottish setting.
Neal H. Mortiz, Peter Davis, Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Belen Atienza will produce.