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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Tapped to Direct 'Highlander' Remake

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Sep 12, 2011 | 3:33pm EDT

7838322.jpgA month after Justin Lin dropped out of directing the Highlander remake, a new helmer has been chosen to take his place. Summit Entertainment issued a press release today announcing that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has been tapped to take Lin's vacated spot. Fresnadillo, best known for the 2007 zombie sequel 28 Weeks Later, is currently in Toronto to promote his latest film, the horror-thriller Intruders, which opens October 7, 2011.

Source: Summit Entertainment

Fresnadillo is also slated to direct a remake of the goth-action flick The Crow. That project recently suffered a setback with the departure of its star, Bradley Cooper. Rumored potential replacements include Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum. Click on the image below to enjoy our massive Channing Tatum gallery:

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