Art Marcum and Matt Holloway ("Iron Man") penned the script which is said to be fairly loyal to Russell Mulcahy's 1986 feature about Scottish immortal Connor MacLeod.
Nicolas-Troyan was a second unit director on "Snow White And The Huntsman" and "Maleficent". He replaces Justin Lin who was briefly attached to direct, and now remains onboard as executive producer.
Nicolas-Troyan is also said to be quite knowledgable of the franchise and its mythology, especially the TV series spin-off. His aim is to deliver a "modern, visceral take" on the iconic characters of the franchise.
He will supervise a script polish ahead of a production start next year. Neal H. Moritz and Peter Davis will produce.