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Highlander Reboot Gets Cedric Nicolas-Troyan As Director

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 23:50


It's been a while since anything has been heard about the new Highlander reboot, but now it's become known that the visual effects supervisor behind Snow White and the Huntsman, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, has been named the new director.

Back in June, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) bowed out of the Highlander reboot as did Ryan Reynolds.

Deadline reports that Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will be the new director on Highlander. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are the writers with the duo previously having written Iron Man for Marvel Studios.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan happens to be a big fan of the original movie as well as the Adrian Paul TV series and will be keeping the Highlander reboot similar to that where he even hints upcoming European actors will be used as well states the characters of Ramirez and Kurgan will be involved.

"Back then Christopher hadn’t done a lot of things and was just emerging, and Sean Connery, that movie brought about a real resurgence for him,” Nicolas-Troyan said. “We have to find that younger emerging guy, and surround him with a strong Kurgan, and an actor who shines as Ramirez the way Connery did in that film.”

Highlander debuted in 1986 starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown as immortals wielding swords battling it out for The Prize which could only be won by beheading a fellow immortal resulting in The Quickening. "There can be only one" immortal that gets The Prize. The movie also spawned a few sequels that were considered nowhere near as good, but the 1992 TV series featuring Adrian Paul has long been considered a favorite amongst fans. The Highlander franchise also spawned the popular Queen soundtrack and theme song with "Princes of the Universe."

Original 1986 Highlander trailer:

"Princes of the Universe" by Queen: