"The force is strong with this one."
The new year has brought one piece of incredible movie news after another for sci-fi fans, but none has sparked as much debate as Disney’s plans for its recently acquired Lucasfilm assets and the Star Wars movie franchise. January was dominated by questions and rumors about who would be chosen to direct the sequel to Return of the Jedi, currently titled simply Star Wars: Episode VII, with the month closing out with fiery debates over whether the man who reignited the Star Trek franchise for Paramount, J.J. Abrams, was the right choice to reignite Star Wars for Disney. Only eight days into February and the internet is practically melting down over the news that Disney is also developing solo movies featuring a young Han Solo and the mysterious bounty hunter Boba Fett.
With Star Wars on our minds, we decided that this would be a fitting time to find out how you would rank the original trilogy of movies — Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi — against other sci-fi movies of the same era. Put down those sabacc cards, pour yourself a glass of blue milk and choose the best sci-fi movies of the 1970s and '80s.
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Posted 02.08.13 by BrentJS
In the middle of last month Fast Five director Justin Lin dropped out of Summit Entertainment's Highlander remake, a project he had been attached to since 2008. Lin remarked that, due to his continued success with the Fast and the Furious franchise, he didn't want to just work as a "director for hire."
What those comments mean regarding director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo we're not sure, but he's apparently Summit's top choice to replace the departed Lin. According to Deadline, Fresnadillo, who first captured attention by directing the sequel 28 Weeks Later, is to take the job. more about the Highlander remake >> Posted 09.13.11 by Ryan
Summit Entertainment's Highlander remake was first announced in 2008, and, a year later, director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Fast Five) was handed the director's chair with a script in place from Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Then, nothing happened.
In February, the first signs of life surfaced when THR reported that Twilight Saga writer Melissa Rosenberg was negotiating to rewrite the script. Then, earlier this month, Lin told MTV that he was still working on The Highlander.
what's the latest? >> Posted 05.17.11 by Ryan
I've been working with [Marcum and Holloway] on the script. 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.
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. Posted 09.23.09 by BrentJS
Immortal Scotsman Connor MacLeod will rise to fight again.
The Highlander fantasy thriller franchise is being rebooted in a remake by Summit Entertainment. The script will be written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway -- the writers responsible for Iron Man.
Summit says we can expect the new Highlander to incorporate action, fantasy, modern settings and medieval Scotland.
But what will he be wearing underneath his kilt?
Source: Variety. Posted 05.21.08 by reelz