Monday, September 12, 2011

Summit's "Highlander" Makes The Cut

Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") will direct a 're-imagination' of the cult film "Highlander", to be co-financed by RCR Media Group.

Summit acquired the rights to remake the film from Davis-Panzer Productions, Inc., May 2008.

Summit's "Highlander" is written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Neal H. Mortiz and Peter Davis will produce the project along with Enrique López Lavigne and Belen Atienza. RCR Media Group's principles Rui Costa Reis and Eliad Josephson will executive produce the film with Justin Lin.

The original, $16 million "Highlander" feature, released in 1986 by 20th Century Fox, was directed by Russell Mulcahy, based on a story by Gregory Widen, following 'Connor MacLeod', an immortal Scottish swordsman.

The film depicted the climax of an ages-old battle between immortal warriors, focusing on an elaborately-interwoven past integrated into present day storylines.

"...From the 'Dawn of Time' we came, moving silently down through the centuries, living many secret lives, struggling to reach the 'Time of the Gathering', when the few who remain will battle to the last. No one has ever known we were among you, until now".

"Highlander" has since spawned several sequel features, a TV series and a Dynamite publishing comic book series.

Summit's "Highlander" will start production Spring 2012.

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