Director of Highlander reboot quits over creative dispute

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

After nearly a year in development hell, that long-threatened Highlander reboot is looking for a new director. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has jumped ship after nearly a year of work behind the scenes, citing creative differences.

Deadline reports that the split was "amicable" but came about after Fresnadillo and the higher-ups at Summit Entertainment couldn't find common ground on exactly what the film should be. Considering this is also the studio that brought us the Twilight saga, you have to wonder what that argument was like. Sparkly Scots, perhaps?

Who knows, but considering Fresnadillo's gritty background with films like 28 Days Later, it's sad to see that he won't be bringing this franchise back to life. Oddly enough, Fresnadillo originally left the Crow reboot to join the Highlander project. Wonder what other classic '80s or '90s reboot he might head to next?

The Highlander reboot is based on the original 1986 fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert, about an immortal, sword-wielding Scotsman. With Fresnadillo's departure, it raises the question of what effect it could have on the rumored casting of Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) in the lead role. Regardless, we're curious to see who Summit will bring in next.

What do you think? Who would you like to see take on Highlander now?

(Via Deadline)