Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Immortal? Well, 'Highlander' is not dead yet

"There can be only one."

Unless you're talking about Hollywood and its love for sequels and reboots.

Deadline.com is reporting from the Toronto Film Festival that Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, perhaps best known for "28 Days Later," is the favorite to launch a reboot of the "Highlander" series.

The 1986 film introduced movie goers to a race of immortal beings who live among us. They battle each other with swords, living and dying - they're not immortal if you chop off their heads - by the mantra that “there can be only one.” The original film starred Christopher Lambert in the title role of Scotsman Connor MacLeod. It co-starred Sean Connery, who introduced the film as character Juan Sanche Villa-Lobos Ramirez:
"From the dawn of time we came, moving silently down through the centuries, living many secret lives, struggling to reach the Time of the Gathering, when the few who remain will battle to the last. No one has ever known we were among you, until now."
The movie was neither a financial nor critical success, yet still led to several sequels and a successful TV series starring Adrian Paul in the title role.

There is no word on casting yet, but the good news is that the script is from "Iron Man" writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. They reportedly are returning to the original mythology.

One thing I can do without from the earlier versions: the music by Queen.

Production is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2012.

1 comment:

  1. What, no music from Queen? I take you are not a fan of the Flash Gordon music either.