Oh, Highlander. You’ve given us so much. Christopher Lambert beheading immortal Scotsmen for our enjoyment,a fun and cheesy tv series, that awesome Queen song, all those predictable Quickening jokes whenever a sequel to a film is announced.
Now, a new Highlander is coming. RCR Media Group will co-finance Summit Entertainment’s attempt to reboot the series.
Justin Lin (Fast Five) will direct the film from a script from Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Punisher: War Zone). Neal H. Mortiz (Fast Five, Green Hornet, TORQUE) will produce alongside Peter Davis of the Highlander series.
There’s no star just yet but the story is the same down to the name of the lead-
In Highlander, after centuries of dueling to survive against others like him, Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his kind, a murderously brutal barbarian, who lusts for the Prize.
The big gimmick, if y0u’re unaware, is that these immortal men can only be killed by one of their own, and only by beheading. And there can only be one.
This seems a good time to fire up the original as I haven’t seen it in years. The tv series is on Netflix Instant, also.