HIGHLANDER Reboot Film Gets A New Director


Growing up in a house with no cable I can tell you that I watched every episode of Highlander mostly because it was what was on, and I really did enjoy it. But I know the movies and series have some real mega fans out there and I’m curious what you all think.

We’ve been reporting on the Highlander movie reboot, though it’s been more than a year since we’ve had anything to report.  Previously-reported director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has been replaced by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who is making his directorial debut after being visual effects supervisor and second unit director for Snow White And The Huntsman.

The script is being written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man). Neal H. Moritz and Peter Davis are producing with Justin Lin as executive producer. This all according to Deadline.

Deadline goes on in their article to an interview with new director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and he seems to have his geek cred firmly intact where it comes to Highlander:

“The first movie came out when I was a teenager in France and it was one of my favorite films of those years. I loved the series also, they shot a lot of it in France, on the Seine River. My first reaction, like everybody else, was, really, do we need a remake? Then I read the script, and I thought about how Russell Mulcahy was this super visual video director who brought the pulse of the 80s to the film so well. I started thinking about taking those great characters and matching them with a modern, visceral take, and then I was in love with the idea and I just went for it.”

So, what do you think about a Highlander reboot? We’ll keep you posted on the latest!

Jess Orso
Written by Jess Orso

Jess is the Managing Editor and Southern Correspondent for SciFiMafia.com