Summit Entertainment has set Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to direct its remake of Highlander, reports Deadline. This marks his directorial debut after working as a visual effects supervisor and second unit director on Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron starrer Snow White And The Huntsman.
The original film told of an immortal Highlander called Connor McLeod (played originally by Christopher Lambert) and his journey through the years, from time with his mentor Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez (Sean Connery) and his beloved Heather (Beattie Edney), to his present location as an antiques dealer in New York, confronting other immortals, and battling for the "Prize" of mortality. Clancy Brown played the powerful Kurgan Victor Kruger who McLeod is destined to meet in a final showdown.
The sequels that followed the original film were appallingly bad, so this is a tough film to recreate, should they wish any sequels to follow the new versions.
Neal H. Moritz produces with Peter Davis. This one even had Justin Lin as a director possibility, but the helmer of the Saw, Insidious and the upcoming Fast & Furious 7, is staying on as an executive producer.