Somewhere along the way, somebody apparently forgot the most important part of the Highlander mythos:
There can be only one.
Thankfully, we can ignore everything that came after, and I have a feeling Iâ€™ll be ignoring the next installment as well. This time, itâ€™s not a sequel. Nope, this time they are going for a remake.
Written by the scribe who brought Twilight to the screen.
I shit you not. I wish I did, but I do not.
This is Hollywood, once again, thinking that everything is interchangeable. I mean, itâ€™s young people that went to see Twilight, right? So if we get the same writer on Highlander, weâ€™ll get more of the same. Simple.
Only not so much.
Okay, so Melissa Rosenberg has done much more than just Twilight, including co-producing Birds of Prey for TV and doing all sorts of stuff for Dexter. I havenâ€™t seen any of those, but thereâ€™s lots of good buzz about Dexter, and I know enough to know it ainâ€™t about sparkly vampires and such.
I have literally no hopes for this. Itâ€™s not that I donâ€™t think Ms. Rosenberg can pull off a good script. I have absolutely no opinion about that one way or the other. Itâ€™s just that every single big screen attempt to make another Highlander has flopped. And, letâ€™s face it, itâ€™s not exactly a quality movie. It has its charms, and I thought it was awesome back in the day, but watching it now isnâ€™t the same. Itâ€™s a great idea. It had its time. Letâ€™s just leave it lie.
Seriously, Hollywood, have you got no fucking new ideas?