Twilight screenwriter taking on Highlander reboot

Expect lip-biting and moping galore

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Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is in talks to lend her talents to the production of the Highlander reboot.

The scribe, who has written all of the Twilight adaptation scripts with a keen eye on the fans, is in demand to help hone the Highlander redo’s screenplay.

Should we expect the new Highlander (originally played by Christopher Lambert) to become a celibate hero whose call to fight is interrupted when a mopy teenage girl crosses his path?

Producer Neal Moritz has promised that the new film will “stay true to the core of what we believe Highlander is”, so we’re thinking not.

The draft of the script that Rosenberg would work from was contributed by National Treasure’s The Wibberleys, which perhaps explains why it’s in need of a buff.

Fast Five director Justin Lin will helm the remake.

High? Or low? What do you think Rosenberg can bring to the reboot's script? Talk it out below...

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    • garethjnash

      Feb 10th 2011, 13:34

      Antonio Banderas as Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 10th 2011, 13:50

      How about this time they actually cast a Scottish actor, hell I'd even settle for a British actor.

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    • Frankie88

      Feb 10th 2011, 19:37

      Well, Ray Park is Scottish and we know he can wield a sword (doble Not sure about acting chops, though. Other possibilities: Gerard Butler, Kevin McKidd, Dougray Scott. However, there is no point of doing this reboot if they wont do the Gathering properly. Namely, there should one or two Imortal left, besides Connor and the main baddie. Maybe an elemination game throughout the movie or something. Some rituals too, please

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    • BabyDiego

      Feb 11th 2011, 11:42

      Why? 80s films should stay in the 80s. Pointless backflips and cheesy dialogue do not translate to modern audiences, another example of taking an already great film and trying to cash in on its success and/or critical acclaim. I can understand why some films get the 're-boot' treatment, but these types of films (plus the recent Die Hard, Terminator and Aliens/Predator sequels) never have the same feel as the originals as they are concieved in different eras and shoul probably not even be held as sequels or re-boots of the original film. Plus stop messing with foreign films, they don't need remaking. If you can't be bothered doing a bit of reading then i

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    • BabyDiego

      Feb 11th 2011, 11:43

      Plus stop messing with foreign films, they don't need remaking. If you can't be bothered doing a bit of reading then it is your loss and you don't deserve to see it anyway

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    • hood65

      Apr 1st 2011, 18:13

      Get over yourselves. The original was great, but I would love to see a remake. With proper visual effects this time, no wires garethjnash, Antonio Banderas as Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, Brilliant.

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    • hood65

      Apr 1st 2011, 18:14

      Get over yourselves. The original was great, but I would love to see a remake. With proper visual effects this time, no wires garethjnash, Antonio Banderas as Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, Brilliant.

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