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Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will direct the Highlander reboot.

The filmmaker will make his directorial debut on Summit Entertainment's fantasy film, reports Deadline.

Nicolas-Troyan served as visual effects supervisor and second unit director on Snow White and the Huntsman.

Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are working on a script that is believed to be closely based on the 1986 Christopher Lambert-starring original, which was directed by Russell Mulcahy.

The franchise centres around a group of immortals who vie for dominance by battling each other to the death.

"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," said Nicolas-Troyan.

"The first movie came out when I was a teenager in France and it was one of my favourite films of those years. I loved the series also, »

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