‘Highlander’ Remake Needs a New Director

But does a new director really need a Highlander remake? Discuss.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

There was supposed to be only one, but after eight sequels and a television series the time has come for yet another Highlander: this time the remake, written by Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. Still mixed feelings around the board for that one. They had a pretty cool director for a while – Justin Lin, of Fast Five fame – but after the supercharged success of his latest film he's been getting higher profile projects, like the Terminator reboot, not to mention his commitment to Six Fast, Six Furious (or whatever it's going to be called), he just won't have the time. Hollywood Reporter reports from Hollywood that Summit is trying to find a replacement right away so the production company will have a replacement franchise for Twilight once that series finally runs down.

So Justin Lin, the "head" of the Highlander remake, if you will, has been cut off. The good news is, that means the next director will absorb all of his power, giving the remake the power of two directors. But who should replace him? Highlander needs some manliness (it's about decapitations, after all), but also someone with enough story sense to craft interesting characters with just enough melodrama to justify some sequels. Offhand, we can come up with a few names that would excite us: Neil Marshall (The Descent), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Louis Leterrier (Unleashed), Breck Eisner (The Crazies)… Hell, this might be a good follow-up project for Bellflower's Evan Glodell.

Who do you think should direct the Highlander remake?

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