Twilight Scribe Pens “Highlander” Reboot

Melissa Rosenberg, the scribe who adapted the four “Twilight” books into films, is in negotiations to to work on Summit’s planned remake of cult 1986 hit “Highlander” reports the trades.

In “Highlander”, after centuries of dueling to survive against others like him, Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his kind, a murderously brutal barbarian, who lusts for the fabled Prize of the power that comes with there being only one of their kind left.

Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown starred in the original which was followed by four further films and a TV spin-off series. Summit’s film will expand on the original Highlander’s core mythology and according to the press release the plan is very much to “spur a new franchise for the studio”.

Art Marcum and Matt Holloway penned the early draft, Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Sellek Wibberley also worked on the script. Justin Lin (“Fast Five”) is attached to direct while Neal Moritz and Peter Davis are producing.