Summit Entertainment has hired Fast & Furious director Justin Lin and producer Neal H Moritz to the reimagining of Highlander.
As previously announced, Iron Man screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are writing the script and longtime Highlander series producer Peter Davis will produce.
Summit acquired the rights to remake the cult classic from Davis-Panzer Productions in May 2008.
The new version will develop the core mythology of immortals battling on Earth and is being eyed by Summit as a potential franchise.
“We are privileged to have this amazing opportunity to reinvent one of the great franchises,” Summit Entertainment co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger said. “Neal and Justin have proven more than once that they can deliver an entertaining and exciting blockbuster.”
Lin and Moritz are represented by CAA.