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    Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    Empire: Movie News - Highlander Remake Gets Iron Man Writers

    A couple of years back we listed films we'd actually like to see remade, and Highlander was one of 'em. Well, it looks like someone up there in Hollywoodland was listening, because we're going to get our wish (well, "wish" is putting it a bit strongly) with the news that Iron Man co-writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have signed on to write the new version of the action/sci-fi spectacular.

    The original film, for those of you who have somehow missed it, starred Christopher Lambert as a Scotsman and Sean Connery as an Egyptian (reason one why a remake would be no bad thing). It was made in 1986 (reason two why a remake is a good idea) and had a female lead with terrible hair and worse dress sense (reason 3). But the basic plot, wherein Immortals have to go around killing each other until there's only one of them left - hence the famous but none-more-false assertion that "There can be only one" - by chopping each other's heads off is still golden, so bring on another try. And let's hope they find a place for Clancy Brown, aka the original's bad guy Kurgan, in there somewhere.

    Peter Davis, one of the producers of the original, is also overseeing this one, and has said that this will not just be a remake. They're planning to incorporate more back story and "prequel aspects", and to focus more on the romance angle, especially the romantic dilemma posed by the fact that you're going to be around for ever but your girlfriend's going to croak it in a mere few decades.

    There's no start date yet, but fingers crossed for nation-appropriate casting and fewer mullets.
    As the first film was the only one I liked out of all of them my first reaction to this was: Oh no.

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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    *Bangs head on desk* No. No no nononononononono.

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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    Another Classic to be ruined then
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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    There should of only been one
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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    1 - Great
    2 - Shoot me
    3 - Shoot me and the producers
    The Series - Surprisingly, actually not too bad
    4 - An extension of the series, also not too bad
    5 - Apparently (I've not seen it), a horrible mess based on three seperate scrips which makes 2 and 3 look oscar-worthy.

    I can kind of see why they would want to remake 1 (for the reasons in the OP) but 1 managed to be a great movie despite the problems and I just can't see them being able to recapture the magic.
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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    There should of only been one
    exactly!!!!!!

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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    Initial thoughts were bad bad bad ! but then they do have Christian Bale as the main role so I am quite curious now if the script can match him when he did Batman

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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    Christian Bale? He's becoming the king of reviving dead franchises isn't he? Batman, terminator and now highlander? I loved him as an actor since american psycho though and if anyone CAN do it..
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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    AArrhhhgggg!! they can't possible be serious about this, a brilliant film, the sequels were bad enough!!

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    Re: Highlander: Remake (with Iron Man writers)

    As long as they use Queen again for the soundtrack I will be happy.

    Looking on the brightside at least its not Paul Anderson wanting to do it.

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