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Joy, joy, the “Highlander” reboot has landed itself a director at last! Because, obviously, you’ve all been waiting with bated breath, right? Or not. In any case, regardless of your opinions about the upcoming “Highlander” reboot, they’re gonna do it anyway, so why bother fighting it. Variety reports that Summit Entertainment has tapped director Justin Lin to helm the remake.
Lin, of course, was the director on the last two “Fast and Furious” movies, so it’s a pretty safe choice from a business standpoint, if not from a creative one. Lin is a competent director, but he’s not going to blow anyone’s mind, which may be the point in hiring him. While Lin will settle in behind the camera, Summit has assigned Neal Moritz producing duties, and former “Iron Man” screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have written the script.
So yes, it appears Summit will be working off Marcum and Holloway’s script that we previously reported on. I don’t find that notion very comforting, as their version of the script diverts rather gratuitously from the original, but Summit didn’t ask for my opinion, so there you have it.
There can be only one! Or two. Or a dozen…