They say there can only be one in the "Highlander" universe, and when it comes to the franchise's upcoming reboot at Summit, it looks like "Fast Five" director Justin Lin is still the one to bring the movie to life — even if buzz on the project has slowed to a crawl in the past year.
"I've been working with ['Iron Man' writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway] on the script," Lin told MTV News in an exclusive interview, confirming that "Highlander" is still very much a priority for the filmmaker. "That's one where Summit has been really good [about letting it develop], and for me, it's about making sure that we can take it to the place where I feel comfortable and great about making it. I feel like I have a very good studio and team and we're working on it."
Of course, "Highlander" is just one of many projects that Lin has in the pipeline. In addition to the virtually guaranteed "Fast Six," Lin is also developing "Terminator 5" with Arnold Schwarzenegger attached. With so many balls in the air, it's hard to say which project the director will turn towards first.
"I have different projects at different stages," he said, admitting that one or more could eventually fall off his radar. "You work on so many projects all at once, and at some point, you have to make the call. I feel like right now, 'Highlander' is in pretty good shape, but I still have to see all the other things come together for us to go make it."
But Lin remains optimistic and enthusiastic about the "Highlander" remake, even if it's not necessarily his number one priority just yet: "I've been very excited about my take with Art and Matt. We've been working on that. When I get back [from promoting 'Fast Five' internationally] we'll keep working on it."
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