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‘Twilight Saga’ Writer Melissa Rosenberg To Pen ‘Highlander’ Remake
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A new writer is set to take on Summit Entertainment’s remake of the 1986 fantasy favorite, Highlander, which tells the story of a group of immortals who can only kill each other via decapitation, and acquire their foe’s powers whenever they take their life.

The studio has entered into negotiations with Melissa Rosenberg to craft the latest draft of the script, which has seen a few writers work on it already. Rosenberg is best known for her work on The Twilight Saga, where she penned the scripts for Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and both parts of Breaking Dawn

This may make Highlander fans uneasy and worried about a remake they likely don’t even want to see to begin with, but fear not. While the Twilight franchise is a painful blemish on cinematic history, Rosenberg has some much better credits to her name, namely the eleven episodes of Dexter that she has written.

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Flix Of Doom: Episode 20: Highlander
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Check out Episode 20 of the Flix of Doom podcast, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom, with hosts Empress Eve and Justin Vactor.

This week, we’ll be discussing the 1986 film Highlander, as well as the latest news and box office results.

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Full Episode Guide is here below, along with player.

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Blu-ray Review: Highlander (Director’s Cut)
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Highlander blu-rayHighlander
Director’s Cut
Blu-ray Edition
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Starring Christopher Lambert, Clancy Brown, Sean Connery, Roxanne Hart
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: November 2, 2010

There can be only one.

Even if you’ve never seen Highlander, chances are you’ve heard that phrase uttered countless times. It’s the battle cry of the sword-wielding Immortals in the 1986 fantasy-action film, starring Christopher Lambert.

Lambert appears as Connor MacLeod, a young Scotsman in the year 1536 who one day meets his fate on the battlefield at the hands of the Kurgan (Clancy Brown), a massive Slavic warrior out to slice Connor’s head from his neck. When Connor seemingly comes back to life after dying from his battle wounds, his superstitious clan banishes him, leaving him to build a new life for himself elsewhere. Five years later, a mysterious man named Ramirez (Sean Connery) seeks out Connor to become his mentor, explaining that they are of a group of Immortals who will eventually meet for The Gathering, where they will fight each other for The Prize until only one survives.

We learn about Connor’s early life through flashbacks, as the immortal now lives in present day (1985) New York City as antiques dealer Russell Nash, who’s currently being investigated by police after they catch him fleeing the scene where a man was found decapitated. Between dealing with the police and the probing questions from their overly curious forensics expert Brenda (Roxanne Hart), Connor also begins to feel the pull for The Gathering, which includes having to fight his old enemy The Kurgan, who’s wreaking havoc across the city in his quest to find and fight Connor.

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Contest: ‘Highlander’ Duncan MacLeod Hand Forged Katana
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Highlander: The Series. Duncan MacLeod Hand Forged KatanaWe here at Geeks of Doom are beyond excited to be offering up this next item for giveaway to one lucky reader: a Highlander Duncan MacLeod Hand Forged Katana!!!

Holy crap, we are giving away a Highlander sword! Did you catch that? A Highlander sword! Does it get anymore geekier or doomier than that? No way.

The giveaway is in conjunction with the recent online release of the Highlander television series. You can watch the episodes for free on YouTube or purchase them from the iTunes Store or through Amazon’s Video On Demand.

As the legend goes, there can only be one … winner.

One (1) winner will receive:

  • One (1) Highlander Duncan MacLeod Hand Forged Katana

What do you have to do to get a chance to win? Well, for one, you better LOVE Highlander, that’s for sure. Oh, and make sure you love Geeks of Doom too by being a subscriber to our email digest. Then go ahead and fill out the handy dandy form below. Done.

Good luck!

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(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

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‘Fast & Furious’ Director Justin Lin To Remind Us That There Can Be Only One (Or Six) Highlanders
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Highlander

Summit Entertainment has sent out a press release for their reboot of the Highlander franchise. The studio behind the Twilight franchise officially announced that director Justin Lin will be the man to take up the reigns and helm the new re-imagining. Lin is best known for his work as director of both The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, as well as Fast & Furious. He also handled Better Luck Tomorrow and Annapolis. Lin joins Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and producers Neil H. Moritz and Peter Davis on the project.

Summit is rebooting the title with full expectations of creating a whole new franchise, and they have every reason to expect it to work. Since its inception, Highlander has spawned four other movies, a couple TV series, an animated movie and TV series, and a ton of books and comics.

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