“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
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!