Twilight Scribe Takes Highlander

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Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter of the Twilight films, is set to work on Summit Entertainment’s reboot of the Highlander franchise, Heat Vision reports.

The remake, from producer Neal H. Moritz and set to be directed by Justin Lin (Fast Five) was first announced in 2009, but details on the film’s development have been relatively quite.

The original film told the story of a race of immortals and one, Connor MacLeod who, after centuries of dueling to survive against others like him, finds himself face to face with a violent killer, determined to claim the fabled prize associated with becoming the very last survivor.

The film spawned several sequels, both theatrically and made for television as well as both live-action and animated television series.