EDINBURGH – Celebrations broke out on the street of every major Scottish city and in the glens the wild cry of the women could be heard as the news was announced that the Highlander reboot was to be directed by the second unit effects supervisor of the Snow White film that didn’t star Julia Roberts.
There were many names in the bag including Justin Lin but producers decided (wisely): There Can Be Only One: and that one was Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. He was delighted to have the job, although to prove it he had to pretend that he thought Russell Mulcahy was a great director, ‘one of my heroes’. The story looks set to retread much the same narrative path of the original, which has since inspired its own religion (for more on that click HERE). However, there will be some changes. Nicolas-Troyan clarified:
In the original, a Frenchman played a Scot and a Scot played a Spaniard. So I’m thinking of having Javier Bardem play McCloud, Jean Reno play Ramirez and Russell Crowe play the Kurgan. Of course, none of this is decided. I’m just spit-balling here.
Highlander: There Can Be Only Several is due for release in 2015.