There can be only one.
After a revolving door of director attachments that included Justin Lin and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 WEEKS LATER), Summit has set SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN second unit director and visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to direct the film, according to Deadline.
Nicolas-Troyan will make his feature directorial debut from a script by IRON MAN scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway that hews close to the 1986 Russell Mulcahy-directed original that starred Christopher Lambert as the immortal title character, who, after being mentored by Ramirez (Sean Connery), spends centuries dueling other sword-wielding rivals until it’s only him and the murderously brutal barbarian Kurgan (Clancy Brown).
Neal H. Moritz is producing with original film and series producer Peter Davis. Justin Lin has stayed involved as executive producer.
Nicolas-Troyan told Deadline...
I have been working on my pitch for this since the summer, and when I got there I met the original producer and I just started geeking out and he loved it. The first movie came out when I was a teenager in France and it was one of my favorite films of those years. I loved the series also, they shot a lot of it in France, on the Seine River. My first reaction, like everybody else, was, really, do we need a remake? Then I read the script, and I thought about how Russell Mulcahy was this super visual video director who brought the pulse of the 80s to the film so well. I started thinking about taking those great characters and matching them with a modern, visceral take, and then I was in love with the idea and I just went for it.
You may remember that the HIGHLANDER reboot lost star Ryan Reynolds earlier this year. No word yet as to who will wield the MacLeod sword, but we'll keep a close eye on this project for ya.