Highlander Reboot Gets Fast and Furious
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 25, 2009
James Cook – TheMovingPicture.net
There’s been talk of a Highlander reboot for several years, and now it looks like one is actually happening as Summit Entertainment has signed Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) to helm a new film in the franchise that originally starred Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. The trades say Summit plans to expand on the original “Highlander” premise of immortals hunting each other through the ages. The new film will center on the immortal Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod, who must confront a murderous barbarian who lusts for a fabled prize. The original 1986 film was directed by Russell Mulcahy and along with Lambert and Connery starred Clancy Brown and Roxanne Hart. It launched four sequels and three TV spin-offs. The last big screen outing for the series was 2000’s Highlander: Endgame. Neal H. Moritz, who worked with Lin on Fast & Furious, will produce. Longtime Highlander producer Peter Davis is also producing along with Moritz.