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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo talks Highlander reboot and Bioshock

03.15.2012by: Eric Walkuski

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is currently doing the press rounds for his upcoming thriller INTRUDERS, so we're likely to hear a lot from the man in the next few weeks. The director, who also helmed 28 WEEKS LATER, has found himself attached to a number of high-profile projects in the last year or two, from THE CROW remake (which he departed months ago) to HIGHLANDER reboot to the adaptation of BIOSHOCK.

Fresnadillo had a sit-down with AintItCoolNews the other day and had occasion to talk about the latter two movies, and where they currently stand.

On BIOSHOCK: "You know, thereís a problem with the video gameÖ well, itís not a problem. The thing is, Bioshock is super complicated, it is a very high budget movie. Obviously, the studio doesnít want to make a big budget movie with an R (rating). And it has to be an R."

The director goes on to note that the project is "on hold" and one he's not paying attention to. In other words, it's no closer to happening than when Gore Verbinski was involved.

On HIGHLANDER: "I would love, if we make the movie, to feel the immortality. Immortality is a curse and I would love to feel that. You are overcoming time, but you see at the same time that the most beautiful things, the things that you love, are dying and you continue this life as a tragedy. You canít love with anyone because youíre going to lose that person.

I would love to introduce that flavor in a very strong way in the movie and at the same time the big connection with the Universe. ďWhy am I immortal? Why am I the chosen one?Ē

In that sense, the movie is an epic. I think itís some kind of adventure romantic story about somebody who trying to share in his immortality with someone. I donít want to reveal more than that, but there is a new revelation in the movie that is connecting with that in a very deep and strong way."

Fresnadillo doesn't say whether or not the film is close to getting underway, so we shouldn't hold our breath for any HIGHLANDER head-chopping in the near future. It's one of the dark ironies in Hollywood that you can be the "hot" director in town with three or four projects in your grasp and still not be able to get one off the ground in earnest.

To read the full interview, head on over HERE.


, 28 WEEKS LATER's Rose Byrne

Extra Tidbit: Fresnadillo was one of my very first interviews, back in 2007. Could not have been a nicer guy.
Source: AICN

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