Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is set to make his feature directorial debut with Summit’s “Highlander” reboot, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Nicolas-Troyan served as second unit director and visual effects supervisor on “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Art Marcum and Matt Holloway wrote the script. Neal H. Moritz is producing with Peter Davis, while Justin Lin will executive produce after previously being attached to direct. Ryan Reynolds is no longer attached to star, as TheWrap first reported.
Nicolas-Troyan is a big fan of Russell Mulcahy’s 1986 original and the subsequent TV series it launched. He’ll supervise the latest draft of the script before casting begins, as production is scheduled to start next year.
Nicolas-Troyan is represented by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Carlos Goodman.
Deadline broke the news.