Reynolds Drops Out Of “Highlander” Reboot

Ryan Reynolds has reportedly dropped out of the long gestating reboot of the “Highlander” franchise at Summit Entertainment.

This follows on from filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) who left back in November after more than a year’s work on the project. Justin Lin (“Fast Five”) was originally attached to direct.

Reynolds was to play immortal Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod in this new take on the original 1986 cult hit that spawned a franchise.

Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Noah Oppenheim and Melissa Rosenberg previously worked on the script, while Neal Moritz and Peter Davis are set to produce.

Source: The Wrap