Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ryan Reynolds Quits "The Highlander"

The Wrap brings us the following news:
When it comes to "Highlander" stars, there can only be one. Now, however, there are none, as TheWrap has learned that Ryan Reynolds has exited Summit Entertainment's upcoming reboot, leaving producers Neal Moritz and Peter Davis back at square one.
Summit has been developing "Highlander" for several years, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") most recently attached to direct. After a year of working on the project, Fresnadillo had a different vision in mind than Summit and they amicably parted ways in November 2012.
Summit vowed to move quickly in finding Fresnadillo's replacement but still hasn't brought another filmmaker onboard, leaving Reynolds in limbo. An individual familiar with "Highlander" tells TheWrap that Reynolds' exit may actually prove beneficial for the project, as a new director will be able to cast a new leading man rather than inherit a previous filmmaker's decision.

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