'Twilight' Writer Melissa Rosenberg to Script a 'Highlander' Remake
This is bound to rub plenty of fans the wrong way, but don't shoot the messenger. Summit Entertainment has been working on a remake of the fantasy film Highlander with producer Neal H. Moritz since 2008. When the rights were picked up, a script followed by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (two of the writers of Iron Man) with revisions by Cormac and Marianne Sellek Wibberley (the duo behind National Treasure). Now THR reports that Twilight Saga screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is taking over the script with a new take on the story of a Scottish swordsman, who discovers he is part of a secret race of near-immortal beings.
The epic fantasy had our hero battling an unstoppable barbarian who covets the power gained from there being only one of near-immortal beings left alive. That's a far cry from sparkly vampires and melodramatic romance, but there has been some action in The Twilight Saga, so it's not entirely out of left field. In addition, Rosenberg was also a writer and co-executive producer on "Dexter," so her abilities are probably far beyond her work in Twilight. Here's hoping she finds a way to work in Queen's song Princes of the Universe, the opening credits song from the original film. Thoughts?