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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Leaves Highlander Remake

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo attends the after party for the Giorgio Armani & The Cinema Society screening of
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

You know what the say about The Highlander: There can be only three or so directors who take a stab at rebooting it. Deadline is reporting 28 Days Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has stepped down from spearheading (swordheading?) the Ryan Reynolds–starring Highlander remake. He and Summit just couldn’t settle on a vision for the film. This comes after Justin Lin decided to produce instead of direct. You’d think it wouldn’t be this hard to find a person willing to spend 40 days shooting Ryan Reynolds holding a sword on a mountain top.

Highlander Remake Loses Its Director