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Justin Lin Ditches Highlander Remake
Summit needs a new director...

12 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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Justin Lin Ditches Highlander Remake

There can only be one? Looks like there needs to be one more – at least in the Highlander remake directing department, as in-demand megaphone man Justin Lin has just jumped off the Summit film.

Lin, who last brought the world the shining majesty of abs, sweat, cars, blood, guns and Rock that was Fast Five, has decided that he simply won’t have the time to bring the McCloud clan back to the big screen, since he’s busy with not only a sixth Fast & Furious outing, but a plan to craft a new Terminator. Talking of, he told The Playlist yesterday that he’s already had an informal sit down with both James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger about that particular project...

Summit is looking to get Highlander moving as quickly as possibly, likely so it can have another potential fantasy franchise up and running for when the Twilight cash cow stops pumping out its milky vampire dollars.

With a script from Iron Man co-writers Art Macum and Matt Holloway (which has since been through some tinkering by Twilight veteran Melissa Rosenberg), the film will once again chronicle the secret, mysterious battle between immortals that has been waged for centuries and will only end when just one remains.

Though the original movie isn’t exactly the most amazing piece of work, it was enough to spawn four sequels and no less than three TV series, so there’s clearly something to the concept…


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RE: Justin Lin Ditches Highlander Remake
Well I mentioned James McTeigue because of Ninja Assassin and how similar that movie is to the original Highlander in terms of story structure and sword based violence. More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:21 on 16 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Justin Lin Ditches Highlander Remake
Forgive my stupidity. What's his track record like? Besides, I think Jones or Edwards could be the 2 best choices already (welsh boyos, kinda, well, not really, except Gareth Edwards...he can't be english can he?) I just suggested Tim Burton for Red Dwarf on the Baker's Dozen site. You should pop over right now as there is a great question posted for fave ever in our dreams adaptations of any book, tv show etc etc and who you'd get to direct it. Interested to hear your suggestion. And you More

Posted by gazpop at 17:12 on 16 August 2011 | Report This Post

Justin Lin Ditches Highlander Remake
Not Edgar Wright, please not him! What about James McTeigue? More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:03 on 16 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Melissa Rosenberg...
Great shout Spaldo. Or Gareth Edwards even? Could Edgar Wright do the biz you reckon? I'd actualy like it to be a brit director, seeing as we have so many new and exciting ones around. Ayoadeyoadyoyo might not be a good choice though? More

Posted by gazpop at 16:43 on 16 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Melissa Rosenberg...
Duncan Jones should direct this. More

Posted by Spaldron at 14:16 on 16 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Melissa Rosenberg...
I always google the MAC or Mc or whatever in question. It's someone's name and you owe it to them to get it right. But aside from that, for the writer of that piece do say the first film wasn't much cop, before admitting me reason't on to have 4 sequels and 3 tv series smacks of, well, something. Something smelly. Brown and smelly. And decidely equine. I found it to be a monumentally important film of not just that era, but every and all. The subject matter it deals with is poignant and h More

Posted by gazpop at 13:49 on 16 August 2011 | Report This Post

Melissa Rosenberg...
should really be kept away from any project ever. The twilight films (i've only seen the first two like) are completely devoid of any character development. Every relationship in that film happens on screen simply because a character says it. Bella starts a new school, meets the kids and is instantly best friends pretty much because they say 'Are you new? We're your new best friends now' and then they are. All the relationships follow the same pattern 'We're in love now' 'We're like sisters now' More

Posted by bobthegrinch at 11:58 on 12 August 2011 | Report This Post

Makes a good point...
I believe dougtherugg was actually making a very good point in that the writer of this rather mediocre 'article' has spelt the surname of the movies protagonist incorrectly. It should be MacLeod rather than McCloud, which is indeed from Starfox. I doubt James White has even seen Highlander, maybe Empire should check the quality of their sources before posting, its a pretty poor piece of journalism. More

Posted by JamesHare at 09:50 on 12 August 2011 | Report This Post

dougtherugg - don't get your panties in a wad! If you are not interested in the film Highlander - fine - but why bother commenting? Anyone who enjoyed the original movie knows when we first meet Christophe Lambert's character it is in the ancient Highlands of Scotland and he is called Connor McCloud of the clan McCloud. Simples! More

Posted by empirebabe at 08:20 on 12 August 2011 | Report This Post

Check your clans Empire!!!
"has decided that he simply won’t have the time to bring the McCloud clan back to the big screen" Who the F are the McCloud clan. Or is it a Starfox / Highlander crossover?? Set in space!! More

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