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Highlander remake to be written by Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg?


From one group of immortals to another...

According to THR's Heat Vision, TWILIGHT scribe Melissa Rosenberg is in negotiations with Summit Entertainment (the studio also behind TWILIGHT) to take over the script-writing duties on the long-gestating HIGHLANDER remake. Rosenberg would be the latest to run train on the fantasy tale; it was first put together by IRON MAN writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway in 2008, and later by Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Sellek Wibberley (THE SHAGGY DOG, BAD BOYS II). Director Justin Lin (FAST FIVE) is currently attached to helm.

The original story "followed a Scottish swordsman, who discovers he is part of a secret race of near-immortal beings and faces off against an unstoppable barbarian who covets the power gained from there being only one of their kind left."

Heat Vision also adds that while Rosenberg may seem like an odd fit for the update, she "proved adept at handling both character and action, as well as yearning, a key component of Highlander as protagonist Connor MacLeod watches his true love age while he does not." I'm not exactly sure that TWILIGHT showcases adept handling of character OR action... but okay.
Extra Tidbit: Rosenberg was also a writer on Showtime's "Dexter".

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