Justin Lin Hasn’t Given up on the Highlander Reboot Yet

It’s nice to be wanted in Hollywood. It’s when you DON’T have three or four projects going at once that you need to start worrying about your career. Justin Lin doesn’t have to worry about that, because the “Fast Five” director has his hands pretty full nowadays.

With everything from a sixth “Fast and Furious” movie and a “Terminator 5″ being shopped around with his name attached, you’d think Justin Lin would have enough on his plate. Not so much. The director tells MTV that he’s still very much involved in developing that “Highlander” reboot for Summit that he had been attached to since 2009:

I’ve been working with ['Iron Man' writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway] on the script. That’s one where Summit has been really good [about letting it develop], and for me, it’s about making sure that we can take it to the place where I feel comfortable and great about making it. I feel like I have a very good studio and team and we’re working on it.

I have different projects at different stages. You work on so many projects all at once, and at some point, you have to make the call. I feel like right now, ‘Highlander’ is in pretty good shape, but I still have to see all the other things come together for us to go make it.

At this point, with his name so integral to the pitch of “Terminator 5″, and the easy money of a sixth “Fast and Furious” movie, you gotta figure that both those films take precedence over a “Highlander” reboot that, let’s face it, I don’t know if anyone is really clamoring for.

Does anyone out there actually want a “Highlander” reboot?



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  • jake

    I always thought Highlander could be a lot better than it ever actually was. So, yes, I think a reboot is a good idea.

    • Juggernaut

      Agreed! With the right director and cast a of the Highlander would be awsome!
      THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

  • Ettakenturner

    Um hell yeage

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    As much as I love the original film, the series really fleshed out the mythology rather well. Take that and reweave it into a new telling of Connor McCloud and I’m good.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    As much as I love the original film, the series really fleshed out the mythology rather well. Take that and reweave it into a new telling of Connor McCloud and I’m good.

  • GOD

    There was so many flaws in the original movie that a remake would be great if you just told the same story with a bigger budget and better actors (big ups to Connery, but Lambert was never a good actor; Thomas Jane as McCloud would be much, much better) and polished away all those little imperfections. Yeah, I’d pay to see a remake as long as they didn’t venture too far off the original story. And of course, they’d have to keep the Queen soundtrack, but I’d like it if Brian May (who wrote 80% of it) made some new versions of the songs so that they’d feel fresh for the new movie. How could it really be a remake if they didn’t have Who Wants To Live Forever or It’s A Kind Of Magic in it? 

    • immortal

      leave the movie alone..the first one was the best and great as it is..there don’t need to be any remake. Stop with remakes of great and classic films. Part 2 the gathering suck, Part 3 and endgame was ok, the source ruin the whole series. They just need to leave the remake alone. No one can play Lambert role. He made it his like Connery did to Rameriz. I do not see anyone that can play those roles. I am a huge Highlander fan..have all the movies and series and the swords and i hate to know they are going to really fuck up this remake. If they do remake and i hope they don’t, but if they do i have to agree that Thomas Jane would be perfect as Connor Macleod.