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Summit Sets 'Highlander' Director While 'Mortal Kombat' Director Moves On

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2013 11:00 AM
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For years producers have been trying to get a "Highlander" reboot off the ground, with a number of high profile directors flirting with the project (most notably "Fast and Furious" filmmaker Justin Lin, now on board as an executive producer). Well, it looks like they have finally found their director and chances are you've never heard of him. But, as "Highlander" finally secures some talent, the big screen revamp of "Mortal Kombat" has lost its director (he's also someone you've never heard of). Hey, these things happen.

Forever Developing 'Highlander' Reboot Loses Ryan Reynolds

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2013 9:52 PM
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It seems this "Highlander" reboot just can't get moving, can it? Having already gone through a plethora of writers -- Art Marcum and Matt Holloway ("Iron Man"), the Wibberlys, "Twilight" scribe Melissa Rosenberg and most recently Neal Oppenheim -- and directors including Justin Lin and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Ryan Reynolds was the most recent piece of talent keeping this forever developing project alive and now, it's back to square one.

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Leaves 'Highlander' Remake

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 4, 2012 3:45 PM
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Remember that “Highlander” remake that literally nobody was crying out for, that may or may not be set to star everyone’s favorite alliterative actor Ryan Rodney Reynolds? Well, it looks like Summit is now going to be looking for a new director to shepherd the project. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) had been on board for over a year (after departing another remake, “The Crow”) but has now left the project after battling with Summit over their views on the film.

Ryan Reynolds Is Not Actually Confirmed For The 'Highlander' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2012 3:27 PM
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With a holiday coming up next week, it's been a pretty slow news week and the morsel making the rounds that Ryan Reynolds has joined the brewing "Highlander" remake was likely too good to resist. But alas, it's not true.

There Can Only Be Another One: Ryan Reynolds In Talks To Star In 'Highlander' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2012 3:26 PM
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Oh, dear Ryan Reynolds. For years, people were saying that the actor would be an ideal movie star: handsome, funny, capable of pulling off action roles. And after some false starts, things seemed to be heading his way: he had a massive romantic comedy smash behind him with "The Proposal," and the summer of 2011 would see him headline both superhero flick "Green Lantern" and a promising R-rated comedy, "The Change-Up." Unfortunately, both tanked, and while he co-starred in the modest hit "Safe House" at the start of this year, it's yet to be proven if he's a real, viable A-lister. And we're not sure if the latest project he's taking on is going to change that.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Says He's No Longer Directing 'Bioshock'; Says 'Highlander' Will Come From The Universe Of The Original Film

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 22, 2012 3:50 PM
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While many video game fans know the very low success rate of games-to-movies, they remain excited about an adaptation of "Bioshock." The ambitious game and its sequel have been world-building to an epic extent, taking place in an underwater civilization in 1960. Gore Verbinski was set to produce, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo set to direct, but it appears the helmer may no longer be on the project.

'28 Weeks Later' Helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Likely To Replace Justin Lin On 'Highlander' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2011 2:19 AM
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Let's face it, for anyone who isn't a nostalgia-fuelled child of the VHS generation, the original "Highlander" only looks good in comparison to its string of extremely bad sequels and TV spin-offs. As such, it's somewhere near the bottom of the long list of remakes we don't give a shit about; neither a sullied classic threatening to be ruined, nor a property with enough potential to be reenvisioned by an interesting new talent.

Justin Lin Vacates 'Highlander' Director's Chair

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 12, 2011 1:24 AM
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Yesterday, we brought exclusive word that director Justin Lin was moving straight from "Fast Five" into the next untitled installment in the "Fast And The Furious" series. We figured he had more irons in the fire, but he cited creative control as a factor in turning down projects like "Die Hard 5" and it's a sure bet that was also a factor behind his recent decision to exit Summit's high-profile "Highlander" reboot, as that coming remake now seeks a new helmer.

There Can Only Be One (More Rewrite): 'Twilight' Writer Melissa Rosenberg To Pen 'Highlander' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 10, 2011 2:13 AM
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Some 1980s genre pictures can be rewatched today, and feel as fresh and exciting as the day they were released: "The Thing," "Gremlins," "Predator," "Die Hard," "Back to the Future," "Robocop." With apologies to fans of the franchise, if there are such creatures, "Highlander" is not one of them. Shot like a Meat Loaf video, encumbered by one of the sillier mythologies out there, and rife with bad performances, it's possible that the affection for the original has only come about because the sequels and spin-offs were so awful.

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