Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Sledgstone

Highlander reboot

Recommended Posts

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118008961.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Summit Entertainment has tapped Justin Lin to direct and Neal H. Moritz to produce its reboot of "Highlander," aiming at turning the fantasy actioner into a franchise.

Lin and Moritz teamed on "Fast and Furious," Universal's most successful title this year. Move comes a year after Summit acquired the "Highlander" remake rights from Davis-Panzer Prods. and assigned "Iron Man" scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway to pen the script.

Summit hasn't cast actors or set a start date for production, but it's clearly hoping that it can attract the "Highlander" fanbase, built up over the past two decades.

The orginal 1986 film was directed by Russell Mulcahy and starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown and Roxanne Hart. It launched four sequels and three TV spinoffs.

Longtime "Highlander" producer Peter Davis is also producing along with Moritz.

Summit plans to expand on the original "Highlander" premise of immortals hunting each other through the ages. The new pic will center on the immortal Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod, who must confront a murderous barbarian who lusts for a fabled prize.

Lin's helming credits include "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" and "Better Luck Tomorrow." Moritz and his Original Film banner are producing the upcoming "Flash Gordon" and "The Green Hornet."

In addition to "Iron Man," Marcum and Holloway wrote "Convoy" for Par.

Summit's domestic distribution arm launched in 2007 and struck gold with "Twilight" last fall, with the second entry -- "New Moon" -- out in November, followed by the third next June. Summit focuses on projects budgeted in the middle range and plans to release 10-12 films annually.

Lin and Moritz are repped by CAA.

I liked the first and third highlander movies and the original series. But what will they reboot next, Hercules and Xena?


gallery_1_23_1357354444_270.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


They already tried fighting with no blood already lol..at the end of the Highlander series, Duncan was fighting with a metal stick. I think that's what made the Highlander franchise to end. And I plan to never watch Highlander the Source because I heard it was horrible. Last time I saw Adrian Paul was getting killed in Master and Commander without any lines.

I think Highlander should just be left alone. It'll never compensate for killing Richie for no reason anyway.


yougorelena_slippers.jpg.c0d3609d8437d663780655f59789e591.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I download, not worth renting, The Source and it is the worst Highlander film to date XD I hated the whole alien thing that didn't fit in the second movie but this one is really fucked up. At first, when reading about it, it sounded like it could be a pretty good concept but they had to fuck it up pretty bad.

I would really love to see a reboot that works. I don't want some tween idol that looks like something out of gap commercial to play Connor in this new movie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By Sledgstone
      Very interesting. Spider-man, Doctor Strange and the multiverse. This should be a fun movie.
    • By Sledgstone
      I wasn't that interested in this movie because its based in the past, but now that I've been sucked into Battlefield 1, this movie looks amazing. I know DICE likes to put easter eggs in their games so I wonder if we'll see an amazon warrior reference somewhere in a future dlc. On a side note, I thought we had a Wonder Woman topic already for the teaser trailer, but I didn't see one.
       
    • By Sledgstone
      Awesome movie. I watched it a couple days ago. One of the best movies of 2020 for me. Very fun, energetic, great CGI and the monsters were all pretty damn cool and unique.
    • By Sledgstone
      The Disney princess part at the end is great. I loved the first movie.
    • By Sledgstone
      Looks like aliens are terraforming the planet and making monsters at the same time, which is a combination of awesome to me.
      Now for a brief rant.. The tv commercials were better than this trailer. In the commercials it looks like she is the pro going in to figure out wtf is going on, but in the trailer she's only going in to save her husband because Hollywood still doesn't think a female character can actually have professional motivation to do shit on their own without attaching a man to the woman's goals. 
×
×
  • Create New...