Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to reboot Highlander

Highlander Remake Confirmed

There can be only six.

It must be the morning for 1980s reboots, as we’ve already had news of the Point Break remake and the 3D re-release of Top Gun. Now Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has been attached to direct the remake of Russell Mulcahy’s 1986 film Highlander.

The once-great cult franchise has floundered for a number of years, with four sequels, an animated film and series and two superior TV series (Highlander and Highlander: The Raven) among its expanded universe.

Fast Five‘s Justin Lin was originally pegged to helm this reboot,   but with the man busily working on two other franchises (Fast and Furious 6 and a Terminator sequel), Summit have gone ahead and hired Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend) is producing with Peter Davis, Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Belen Atienza.

Is that sensation we’re feeling the Quickening, or is someone about to lose their heads?