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“Twilight” scribe may have hand in “Highlander” remake

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: What do the teen-oriented “Twilight” movies have in common with the fantasy-rich “Highlander” franchise?

On the surface, nothing. One pits sexy werewolves against brooding vampires for the heart of a Pacific Northwest beauty, while the other finds immortal Scottish swordsmen battling barbarians for his own survival. But if Hollywood gets its way, a new take on the “Highlander” story will be filtered through a “Twilight” prism … sort of.

Melissa Rosenberg, whose credits include all four “Twilight” films as well as episodes of “Ally McBeal” and “The O.C.,” is in negotiations to pen a remake of “Highlander” for Justin Lin (“Fast Five”) to direct, THR reports. Summit acquired remake rights to “Highlander” from Panzer/Davis Productions back in 2008.

Even THR admits that Rosenberg “may seem an odd choice for writing the action remake,” but explains that the writer has had to find a balance between character development and action in the “Twilight” saga, and may relate “Highlander” Connor MacLeod to Edward because of their invulnerability and inability to age.

What do you think? Is Rosenberg a good choice to resurrect “Highlander?” Do you want Taylor Lautner for the new Connor MacLeod?! Should they be making a new “Highlander” at all, or are the originals just fine? Let us know what you think below.

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