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News: Highlander remake developments

highlander 4Updates have come in regarding the long running saga that is  the remake of the Christopher Lambert fromage fest, Highlander. Initially with Ryan Reynolds signed up to play Conner MacLeod and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 weeks later) on board, the project looked to be coming out of development hell and moving into a possible filming schedule. In December it was announced that Fresnadillo was no longer involved due to differences between himself and the studio over the creative vision of the project. The official line is that the film is still a priority and will be made under the supervision of another, as yet, un-named, director. In a piece of positive news Justin Lin is once again attached to the project. Initially touted as director prior to the appointment of Fresnadillo, Lin of Fast Five fame, is now on board in the capacity as an executive producer. With a track record of reviving a failing franchise Lin seems like a welcome addition to the team. Whether this proves to be the boost the project needs to move forward is debatable. A script has been getting developed during Fresnadillo’s tenure but no details have yet been released. Rumours of Ryan Reynolds using Mrs Doubtfire as a voice coach for that tricky Scottish accent are unconfirmed at this time.

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Preview: Fast & Furious six

fast and furiious 6Released this week is the extended first look trailer for the new Fast & Furious movie. We are now up to number six in the seemingly never-ending franchise. This time the ‘gang’ are working for Agent Hobbs in order to bring down a rival gang. Their prize is the clearing of their own criminal records. Apparently the job involves shooting, driving and shooting while driving. After the dip in quality of the second and arguably the third film Justin Lin has breathed new life into numbers four and five. With the reintroduction of some of the original stars  the franchise has improved in quality and proven to be hugely popular.

As with all sequels Fast 6 has bigger stunts, more explosive action and possibly dumber dialogue. Some constants remain. It’s no surprise to see a buff Vin Diesel clad in white vest staring off into the distance. Fast & Furious six will be everywhere on 24th May.

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