Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who is currently showing off his latest directorial effort Intruders at the Toronto International Film Festival, is Summit Entertainment's number one choice to helm a remake of the 80s classic Highlander.

Fast Five director Justin Lin was previously set for the project, but was forced to bow out after taking on both Terminator 5 and Fast & Furious 6.

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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will direct Highlander from a screenplay by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), which was recently polished by Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight). Neal H. Moritz and Peter S. Davis will produce.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is also directing The Crow, with Bradley Cooper attached to star.