Justin Lin Ditches Highlander Remake

Summit needs a new director...

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…