Justin Lin, director of the recent Fast & Furious,has been picked my Summit Entertainment to helm their in development remake of Highlander. As of yet, the studio has no cast attached to the project and no set start date. Lin will be bringing along his Fast And Furious producer Neal H. Moritz along with him.
The film’s screenplay by IRON MAN screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway combines elements of the original film along with some ideas from the franchise’s spinoff television series. But the basic story of a group of immortals battling each other down through the ages for a vaguely defined prize.
While the original film earned itself a cult fanbase largely on the strength of its high concept, Highlander is also remembered for its exciting visual look courtesy of director Russell Mulcahy. I’ve never been that impressed with Lin’s directorial work, so I have to admit that the news doesn’t really give me much confidence in the project. Of course, reading a copy of the script might put my mind at ease.