After nearly a year in development hell, that long-threatened Highlander reboot is looking for a new director. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has jumped ship after nearly a year of work behind the scenes, citing creative differences.
That Highlander reboot has reportedly been circling Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) for a while now, but now it seems to be official—the former comedian will be the one to (hopefully) bring Highlander back into the mainstream.
It seems the age of prequels is upon us all. George Lucas (perhaps infamously) started it just over a decade ago, and now it seems to be in full swing. We have a prequel to The Thing just a couple of weeks away, an adaptation of The Hobbit (a prequel to The Lord of the Rings) filming and a prequel to The Wizard of Oz on the way. And who knows how many more are in development that we don't know about yet?
Highlander was one of the cooler low-budget genre movies ever made, and its premise—immortals who fight each other for a prize known as the Quickening—created one successful TV series, a few mediocre TV series, and several movies we can only describe as "double plus ungood."
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It's been a couple of months since we last heard anything about that planned Highlander reboot—until now. Justin Lin, who's fresh off Fast Five and who'll next direct Terminator 5, says the plan to bring back the Scottish Immortal is still very much alive and kicking.