Twilight screenwriter taking on Highlander reboot


Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is in talks to lend her talents to the production of the Highlander reboot.

The scribe, who has written all of the Twilight adaptation scripts with a keen eye on the fans, is in demand to help hone the Highlander redo’s screenplay.

Should we expect the new Highlander (originally played by Christopher Lambert) to become a celibate hero whose call to fight is interrupted when a mopy teenage girl crosses his path?

Producer Neal Moritz has promised that the new film will “stay true to the core of what we believe Highlander is”, so we’re thinking not.

The draft of the script that Rosenberg would work from was contributed by National Treasure ’s The Wibberleys, which perhaps explains why it’s in need of a buff.

Fast Five director Justin Lin will helm the remake.

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