Fast and Furious Director Zooms his Way Over to Highlander Remake

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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…

Remember, kid, there can be only one. Unless Hollywood decides to reboot it. Ahem.

Remember, kid, there can be only one. Unless Hollywood decides to reboot it. Ahem.

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  • https://www.extracreamandsugar.com/ Meghan

    I have always been a huge fan of everything Highlander. True, maybe the movies and the series weren’t perfectly executed, but the idea of Highlander to me is pure magic! I can’t wait to see how the new cast and crew adapt the remake! I do hope they recycle the series theme song by Queen. I sing that song in the car on my way to work sometimes.

  • https://www.extracreamandsugar.com/ Meghan

    I have always been a huge fan of everything Highlander. True, maybe the movies and the series weren’t perfectly executed, but the idea of Highlander to me is pure magic! I can’t wait to see how the new cast and crew adapt the remake! I do hope they recycle the series theme song by Queen. I sing that song in the car on my way to work sometimes.

  • https://www.extracreamandsugar.com Meghan

    I have always been a huge fan of everything Highlander. True, maybe the movies and the series weren’t perfectly executed, but the idea of Highlander to me is pure magic! I can’t wait to see how the new cast and crew adapt the remake! I do hope they recycle the series theme song by Queen. I sing that song in the car on my way to work sometimes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.t.webb?ref=profile Matthew T. Webb

    Please don’t let them screw it up any further.

    mtw

    • Stoner

      Amen brother.
      But i already found out,they are really FUCKING UP the original story.
      Now the Immortals including Connor cheat.They fight on Holy Ground.
      And Ramirez lives.WHAT THE FUCK!!!
      It’s like the people who made the orignal,never FUCKING saw it.

    • Stoner

      Amen brother.
      But i already found out,they are really FUCKING UP the original story.
      Now the Immortals including Connor cheat.They fight on Holy Ground.
      And Ramirez lives.WHAT THE FUCK!!!
      It’s like the people who made the orignal,never FUCKING saw it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.t.webb?ref=profile Matthew T. Webb

    Please don’t let them screw it up any further.

    mtw

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.t.webb?ref=profile Matthew T. Webb

    Please don’t let them screw it up any further.

    mtw

  • Paul Rovis

    The Highlander is my favourite movie of all time. There are better made movies with better acting and scripts but it was my first movie as a young adult that I began to like in my own right. In saying this, they buggered up the branding by releasing a series of four rubbish sequels and I’m concerned that by deviating from the original they are going to do further injustice. Please don’t f@$k this up.

  • Paul Rovis

    The Highlander is my favourite movie of all time. There are better made movies with better acting and scripts but it was my first movie as a young adult that I began to like in my own right. In saying this, they buggered up the branding by releasing a series of four rubbish sequels and I’m concerned that by deviating from the original they are going to do further injustice. Please don’t f@$k this up.

  • Paul Rovis

    The Highlander is my favourite movie of all time. There are better made movies with better acting and scripts but it was my first movie as a young adult that I began to like in my own right. In saying this, they buggered up the branding by releasing a series of four rubbish sequels and I’m concerned that by deviating from the original they are going to do further injustice. Please don’t f@$k this up.

  • Truth

    Grrr, plz get someone else to report on this movie, this writer's constant negativity is getting really annoying with each article, He always begins them the same way, get someone more optimistic please.

    When people want to hear news about a movie, especially a remake of one of their beloved titled, they don't want to deal with your opinions or negativity. We want NEWS, not your same thoughts repeated over and over.

    • Stoner

      But the writer is right.
      Like most remake this one is going to suck.
      They have changed thesory so much they might as well call it something else,
      I mean come on, Conner MacLeod is suppose to be 18.Whats with Kevin Mckidd,
      an actor in his late 30’s.
      Read more of my post to Matt Webb for more disappointing news.
      Sorry guys,I’m pissed about it too.

      • Maivenn1

        OK Connor Macleod 18 – thats something new I’ve learnt but then remember Christophe Lambert was 29 or 30 when he did the first movie (and lets not get going with the accent!) so there was still a level of suspension of disbelief