“There can be only one!” or so we all thought. The Highlander series showed us that people could be immortal and one in particular, Russell Nash a.k.a Connor MacLeod, would be the greatest of them all. It looks like being an Immortal one has it’s advantages and the biggest may be in the form of the rebooted ‘Highlander’ film. As for who’s directing the Summit feature, ‘Fast Five” director Justin Lin still wants to take the sword by the hilt and swing away at his take on the 1986 fantasy action film. Who cares if news on the movie has slowed to a crawl over the last year, we might to rock out to Queen in a theater again!
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Chatting it up with MTV Movies Blog about the current stage of the Highlander Justin had this to say:
“I’ve been working with [‘Iron Man’ writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway] on the script,” Lin told MTV News in an exclusive interview, confirming that “Highlander” is still very much a priority for the filmmaker. “That’s one where Summit has been really good [about letting it develop], and for me, it’s about making sure that we can take it to the place where I feel comfortable and great about making it. I feel like I have a very good studio and team and we’re working on it.”
Can’t blame a guy for taking his time with what he really wants to do, Lin is a busy man with plenty on his plate. Not only does he have a “Fast Six” possibly getting into gear with studio, he’s currently working on the development of ‘Terminator 5’ with (gasp!) Arnold Schwarzenegger attached to star. Even with all of this to content to Lin remains ever the optimist about the “Highlander” remake, even if it’s not necessarily at the top of his “to do” list: “I’ve been very excited about my take with Art and Matt. We’ve been working on that. When I get back [from promoting ‘Fast Five’ internationally] we’ll keep working on it.”
What do you guys and gals think of bringing back Highlander to the big screen? Let’s hear from you.
Via: MTV Movie Blog