Justin Lin won’t be rocking out to Queen and chopping any heads off after all. Back in September of 2009, he was attached to Summit‘s reboot of Highlander, but Fast Five became a runaway success since then and Lin now finds his cup running over. Directing duties on the sixth Fast and the Furious and a Terminator sequel will keep him tied up and away from Highlander, though he will remain involved as an executive producer.
Summit is eager to get the reboot up and running as a potential replacement for the soon-to-end Twilight series. Does this mean will see a more romanticized Highlander? Perhaps instead of decapitation, perhaps an Immortal can only be killed by the severing of their ab muscles. I really hope I’m wrong. (THR)