September 12, 2011 5:25pm PT by Jay A. Fernandez
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Directing Summit's 'Highlander' Redo
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has been set to direct Summit Entertainment's re-imagining of Highlander. The 28 Weeks Later helmer will begin filming in the spring.
Art Marcum and Matt Holloway wrote the screenplay for the new version, which is based on the original concept of an immortal Scottish swordsman who must do battle with an equally invincible barbarian. Neal H. Moritz and Peter Davis will produce along with Enrique López Lavigne and Belen Atienza.
Rui Costa Reis and Eliad Josephson of RCR Media Group, which is co-financing the picture, are executive producers. Justin Lin, who dropped out as director last month, will also be an executive producer.
The UTA-repped Fresnadillo directed the Spanish-language Intacto. His newest film, Intruders, has its world premiere Monday at the Toronto Film Festival.