Fresnadillo To Direct “Highlander” Reboot

Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) is reportedly in discussions to direct the reboot of “Highlander” at Summit Entertainment says Deadline.

The original 1986 film follows immortals who battle with swords and starred Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway penned the script which goes back to the original film’s mythology. Melissa Rosenberg reportedly gave the script a polish.

“Fast Five” helmer Justin Lin was attached to direct but had to drop out due to his commitment to “Fast Six”. Fresnadillo, who remains attached to direct “The Crow” reboot, is revealing his psychological drama “Intruders” at the Toronto Film Festival this week.