Tuesday, October 29, 2013
HIGHLANDER Reboot Lands A Director
Deadline breathed life back into the news of Summit Entertainment film reboot for Russell Mulcahy's 1986 fantasy swordplay action thriller, Highlander. While Snow White And The Huntsman still awaits a sequel, the VFX supervisor and second unit director for the first film, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, has been granted his first directorial debut here, for the screenplay from Iron Man writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, Neal H. Moritz who will be sharing producer credits with the original television and film series producer Peter Davis, and Justin Lin who will executive produce.
Some people still share differing opinions on Hollywood remakes of previous films and other mediums. In my opinion though, this is great news, as Iron Man has been a major success for the Marvel franchise, and Moritz and Lin both share their lineage with Lin's own directorial between the third and sixth installments of the highly successful and popular Fast And Furious franchise. Not to mention with Davis on board, the film is almost sure to set the film off with a fresher vision while retelling the initial story featured in Mulcahy's 1986 film with actor Christopher Lambert.
No casting has been set yet now that Ryan Renyolds has already bowed out. However, James McAvoy, Colin Farrell, Matthew Goode, Sam Worthington, Liam Hemsworth, Jason Momoa and Jeffrey Dean Morgan come to mind as some pretty good choices for the hero and villain. But that's just me. At any rate though, after four movies that eventually led the film franchise into obscurity, this would be a great time to capitalize and help garner some interest from filmgoers. Stay tuned!
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