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In our second piece of remake news today, it appears that the oft-rumored 'Highlander' reboot is once again on the ground and running with Summit Entertainment eyeing '28 Weeks Later' director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to replace the now-absent Justin Lim ('Fast Five') who recently left the project to direct the sixth installment in the 'Fast and Furious' series.
The saga of an immortal from the highlands of Scotland, 'Highlander' introduced the world to an entire history of undying warriors, doomed to wander the earth and battle each other in deadly competition under the mantra "there can be only one". Originally starring Christopher Lambert as protagonist Connor MacLeod (of the Clan MacLeod), the sword-fighting action film became a cult hit and spawned several follow-up films (each more WTF-ier than the last) and a popular television series starring Adrian Paul.
The new script by 'Iron Man' writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway recently underwent a small revision by 'Twilight Saga' writer Melissa Rosenberg, presumably to punch up some of the more romantic elements of the film. Fresnadillo, who is also currently attached to the floundering remake of 'The Crow', is expected to begin shooting in the spring.