The 1986 cult-film classic Highlander spawned television spin-offs, sequels, video-games, an animated feature and made star Christopher Lambert a cult hero. After finally putting away the sword and giving up hope on a reboot it looks like it’s time to throw on some Queen and get ready for a new gathering. A head decapitating reboot is on it’s way. Settle your excitement. While a new and fresh take on the adventures of Connor Macleod would be awesome, it looks like it might be ‘sparkling’ in the sunlight by the time the script is done.
A sparkling script?
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that ‘Twilight’ screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg would be joining director Justin Lin, as well as producers Neil Moritz and Peter Davis to rework the script. The script itself is currently being worked on by screenwriters Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Sellek Wibberley in the interim. The deal itself isn’t finalized as of yet but Rosenberg is nearing a deal to become part of the clan very soon. If Melissa does become part of the franchise you might as well cut your own head off ’cause if you’ve even seen one Twilight movie you’ve seen them all.
When Summit first had interest in remaking Highlander they described their take on it as:
Summit’s film will expand on the original HIGHLANDER’s core mythology of immortals battling amongst us, hunting each other through the ages by tapping its newly minted creative team to take its re-imagination to new heights. Plans call for the re-imagination to spur a new franchise for the studio.
Worst case scenario were gonna see the role of Macleod filled by an 18 year old actor that’s been in the gym for six months prior. The swords would be updated to be more transportable and compact but worst of all it could get turned into a teenage girls movie. The original Highlander was an R rated movie for a reason, violence and blood. If Rosenberg gets her sparkly freaking mitts on this man’s man of a movie we might as well start the boycotting of it now.
Do you really wanna see another Twilight? Only with sparkling swords instead of vampires and werewolves.Hell No!