Highlander Remake

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  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=45313

    There Can Only be One Highlander Remake
    Source: The Hollywood Reporter
    May 20, 2008


    Summit Entertainment is bringing back to the big screen the 1986 sci-fi cult hit Highlander, with Iron Man co-writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway on board to pen the redo, says The Hollywood Reporter.

    The Russell Mulcahy-directed original starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown as immortal beings. Lambert played Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod, Connery an Egyptian and Clancy a barbarian known as the Kurgan. The movie spawned four sequels and three television series.

    Summit acquired the rights to remake the cult classic from Davis/Panzer Productions. Peter Davis, one of the original producers of the 1986 film, will also produce the new version of the film.
     
  2. SpideyLad Turning It Up To Eleven

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :csad:
     
  3. Rezzo The Fire Rises

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  4. SpideyLad Turning It Up To Eleven

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    What's gonna happen to the Queen soundtrack? Is it gonna be covered by new bands, used again, or just scraped? :csad:
     
  5. bullets bang bang

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    this is probably the best move for the franchise. i've been looking forward to it . i'm not saying i prefer this of the original . i dont think the original could ever be topped. cmon it won the oscar for best movie ever.

    however with the right people on board this might be decent .
     
  6. bullets bang bang

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    breaking benjamin did a cover of "who wants to live forever" not too long ago .
     
  7. SpideyLad Turning It Up To Eleven

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    Then they must die!:cmad:
     
  8. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    Huh ? :lmao:
     
  9. SpideyLad Turning It Up To Eleven

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    Yeah, cause that makes sense...

    Highlander won no awards, that 'award' is from Talladega Nights...:huh:
     
  10. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    After 20 minutes i stopped paying attention to Talledga nights unless Leslie Bibb was onscreen. :oldrazz:
     
  11. bullets bang bang

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    oh yeah !

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  12. SpideyLad Turning It Up To Eleven

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    I have yet to see it...

    I only found out that bit of information about Highlander thanks to Wikipedia.
     
  13. Nightmare "Kill Them All"

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    Never saw the original but heard a lot about it.
     
  14. Riven Registered

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    Yeah, great idea, let's remake a movie that was hardly brilliant to begin with, spawned three amazingly bad sequels that made no sense whatsoever and a couple low-budget tv shows.

    I mean, the first one is enjoyable and I loved it as a kid, but it's pretty much simple '80ies trash... which is cool, but doesn't need to be remade.
     
  15. Peyton Westlake the Dark Avenger

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    Well, I think the movie idea has potential to be an epic. It depends on how much effort & creativity they put in it.
     
  16. Symbiotic Registered

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    I have a feeling this is gonna suck.
     
  17. DarkSuperman Registered

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    Thank you baby Jesus! I think we've just found the new Amanda! :woot:

    "The Highlander was a documentary filmed in real time"

    Master Shake is awesome!


    All I know is one thing. They BETTER use that music from Queen! WE'RE THE PRICES OF THE UNIVERSE! :hehe:

    I would sort of like to see a new highlander, maybe if the first one is cool we can get a new trilogy devoid of the ridiculousness and won't turn into the convoluted mess created by the first trilogy created by the first franchise.

    Antonio Banderas as Ramirez :woot:
     
  18. Kent The Lord of Thwipp

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    Great. I've wanted a Highlander-remake for a long time now. Hopefully it'll be done well.
     
  19. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    Actually I think its a great idea. I think bad movies should be remade. I'm usually against remakes, but I think remaking Highlander is a great idea.
     
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    I'd rather they did what superman returns done and scrap the other movies and continue with an independent type story that continues after the first one.
     
  21. BatJeff7786 Registered

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    I'd prefer that they try to make a bad movie better than an already good movie again (i.e. The original Halloween). Highlander is a good concept that managed to always suck (minus the first movie), so I welcome it.
     
  22. Octoberist point blank

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    there's too many remakes now: highlander, red dawn, and Robocop? what? I don't mind a Flash Gordon remake (it's based on an old pulp source anyway) but why remake 80s stuff? why why why?
     
  23. Morg Super Moderator

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    doesn't need a remake, nothing wrong with the orginal
     
  24. Symbiotic Registered

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    Heck, then watch 2-4. Every one of those acknowledged the events of only the first movie.
     
  25. Alexia Dark Warrior Princess

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    Hmm... as long as it doesn't suck.

    *crosses fingers*
     

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