The Highlander Remake is Getting the Twilight Touch

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on Summit’s “Highlander” reboot. There was the revealing of those plot details from a draft of the remake that everyone seemed to absolutely despise. Then we heard that Summit had tapped “Fast Five” director Justin Lin to direct. Now THR is reporting that “Twilight” scribe Melissa Rosenberg (left) is currently in negotiations with Summit to pen another draft of the “Highlander” remake.

The good news is, that draft of the remake that everyone hated so much? I’m guessing you can kiss it goodbye. The bad news is that the new writer has just spent a good portion of her career writing movies about lovelorn high school teens and antsy vampires. And of course, let’s not forget shirtless werewolves. So, so many shirtless werewolves.

On the plus side, before she started wallowing in overwrought teen supernatural romance, Rosenberg worked on Showtime’s grisly “Dexter” TV show. So what does this mean? Well for one she’s apparently very flexible as a writer, and hey, since everyone hated the previous draft of the remake script so much, she can only go upwards, right? Yeah, that’s the ticket…



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Todd

    Oh, God. I just threw up.

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

    Ignoring the “Twilight” connection and concetrating on the “Dexter” connection….PLEASE don’t suck, please don’t suck.

  • actual clansman Macleod

    GOD IN HEAVEN I PRAY TO YOU DONT LET THIS REMAKE SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hhttom

    Just don’t hire whoever wrote Highlander: The Source (or The Suck as I call it).

  • Bklyn822

    I personally recommend bringing Michael Bay to direct this film as well as the original producers and writers from the original 1985 movie and Highlander TV serie since they were successful with the TV Series. and Throe some Hans Zimmer music for a soundtrack. I know Highlander II and Highlander the Source seemed SyFi futuristic looking and didnt seem realistic. I just hope the story flows with the original film. In order t make a good movie a crew would put in 100 hours a week to make a film worth watching. Half the time i am convinced that some of these low budget films with poor quality didnt seem like “they” put in more effort in it. Im very selective when it comes to watching GREAT movies. That is why the director and crew allows the audience to be the judge of it. Lets all hope this remake doesn’t suck.

  • Bklyn822

    I have an idea and really good idea. “WE” as in should take a vote like what politicians do who to vote for in office wheather senator or congressman, where we can vote who would be a good director, writer, producer, casting director etc…so on and so forth and have a fair vote. Because if you notice Hollywood doesn’t allow an audience or us as viewers to pick who should cast or direct a film i think it would save them alot of money than waste it on “remakes” Can you guess how many movies that are “remakes” i know you guys have better judgement on movies than most directo, very similiar that American citizens seems to have more common than the people who run this country. LOL

  • Superimpstar2

    they shouldn’t remake highlander at all. it’s good the way it is and should never be touched. that would be sacrilege. hollyweird should stop remaking things and get some originality. as the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  • Highlander

    THER CAN ONLY BE ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Martialstrength

    Mike Bey? Are you shitting me? Ridly Scott, Maybe some of the folks who did Rome for HBO, but Bey. Let him keep making over the top movies about robots based on the toys I used to break.