Highlander Remake in the Works
09.23.09 by BJSprecher
Russel Mulcahy's 1986 film Highlander told an epic tale of immortals fighting one another through the ages to win the prize of ultimate knowledge that came from being the "only one," so it's fitting that the franchise that everyone thought was dead turns out not to be.
The original film earned actor Christopher Lambert a cult following for his portrayal of Connor "The Highlander" MacLeod, and spawned four theatrical sequels, a TV series, multiple comic books, and, most recently, an animated feature.
Summit Entertainment has announced that it will resurrect the Highlander franchise, with the producer-director team behind Fast & Furious, Neil H. Moritz and Justin Lin. Summit has also announced that it has hired Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the writing team behind Iron Man, to pen the script. Other than a brief synopsis describing "an immortal Scottish swordsman" and his battle against a "brutal barbarian, who lusts for the fabled Prize," no other details have been released. The plot resembles the plot of the original, so it appears that this Highlander film will be a remake, rather than a sequel.