‘Highlander’ Reboot Finds New Director
Summit Entertainment has been looking for a replacent to direct a reboot of ‘Highlander‘. They may have found the one. According to Deadline, Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo,…, is Summit Entertainment’s choice to direct Highlander.
There isn’t much more news to go on, but if your unfamiliar with original it is worth a rental. The original film starred Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. This another film in a sea of many that doesn’t need a remake, especially because “There Can Be Only One”.
Original 1986 Film Synopsis [via /film]:
He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal. Connor Macleod was born in 1518 in the Highlands of Scotland. In 1536, after facing a mysterious, evil opponent, he survives a fatal stab wound and is banished from his village, for they believe his survival is the work of the Devil. Five years later, Macleod is met by Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, a swordsman who teaches Macleod the awful truth; he is immortal, one of a race of many who can only die when the head is cut from the body. When one immortal takes the head of another, the loser’s power is absorbed into the winner. Ramirez teaches Macleod the ways of the sword, until Ramirez is tragically killed by Connor’s ultimate opponent, the evil Kurgan, a murderous immortal brute who lusts for the ultimate power of the immortals, “The Prize”; enough power to rule the earth forever. Connor fights his way through the centuries, until the time of the Gathering, when the few immortals who have survived the endless battles come together to fight until only one remains, and that winner will receive The Prize. The time: 1985. The place: New York City. The final fight is about to begin, and in the end, there can be only one.