There can be only one and director Justin Lin won't be shooting the scene which decides the winner. At least in regards to Summit Entertainment's plans to reboot the Highlander series. The writing has been on the wall recently with Lin focusing his efforts on Fast Five, then jumping on board Fast Six and a possible reboot of the Terminator franchise. But it's official today with Heat Vision reporting that the director is officially off the Highlander gig and will only remain on board in a producing capacity.
Despite some February trade reports that Summit brought in Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg to flesh out the story, this recent report is still attributing the previous draft turned in by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. The search is currently on for a director to fill the void left by Lin's exit.
Neal H. Mortiz and Peter Davis are producing while RCR Media Group’s principles Rui Costa Reis and Eliad Josephson will serve as executive producers on the film.
The original Highlander starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown as immortal beings battling humans, hunting down one another and collecting more power. Lambert played Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod, Connery portrayed an Egyptian and Clancy was a barbarian known as the Kurgan. The film -- with its "There can be only one" catch phrase -- spawned four sequels and three television series.