In addition to signing in producer Neal Moritz, Summit Entertainment has hired Justin Lin to helm the reboot of Russell Mulcahy's 1986 'Highlander'.
"Highlander", a reboot to to Russell Mulcahy's 1986 film, will see a collaboration of the "Fast and Furious" director-producer duo once again. On Tuesday, September 22, Summit Entertainment announced that it has signed in helmer Justin Lin and producer Neal Moritz to work on the remake project.
"We are privileged to have this amazing opportunity to reinvent one of the great franchises," the studio's co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger said when revealing the joining of the two filmmakers to the project. "Neal and Justin have proven more than once that they can deliver an entertaining and exciting blockbuster."
"Highlander" will offer a new take on the story of immortals who battle for supremacy while living seemingly normal lives in the contemporary world. It will expand on the original Highlander's core mythology of the immortals. "Iron Man" scribes, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, have been tapped to pen the script.
The original movie was directed by Russell Mulcahy and followed the story of Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scottish swordsman who battles other immortals to gain mysterious force known as the Quickening. Though it didn't get well-reception from the U.S. market, the film won the heart of people outside the country. Since its release in March 1986, the tidbit has gotten four sequels and developed into a television series.