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Highlander new series and film rumor roundup
Lots of rumors and speculation are floating about a new Highlander series, tentatively named Highlander: The Trinity, though I suspect that will probably change.
What's it about? Here's info from various sources. The new Immortal sounds suspiciously like Methos but in a younger Richie Ryan body as a blatant ploy to capture the youth market. I wish they could just give us the real Methos.
Highlander Fan Central (July 2001) recently interviewed producer Bill Panzer, who confirmed that they are working on a live-action series called The Trinity.
Highlander: The Series writer David Abramowitz was previously linked to this series, but Panzer confirmed that it's actually Canadian writer James Thorpe (who wrote the Highlander episodes "The Valkyrie," "The Modern Prometheus" and "Indiscretions" among others) who has helped them develop a series treatment. They're currently shopping the concept around to other possible producing partners. (H:TS was co-produced by companies in the US, Canada and France.)
David Abramowitz is actually working on an action sci-fi film that's unrelated to Highlander.
Bill Panzer also confirmed that they're working on a story for another Highlander film, called The Source (here's to praying that that's a tentative title) and written by Endgame scribe Joel Soisson.
Lets see... Endgame's strength is the chemistry between the actors. The directing is at times awesome (the fight sequences) and at times ham-handed (the jarring super-fast flybys of Scotland). The weakest part of Endgame by far is the inconsistent, continuity-straining script (Faith's dead... no she's not) and Panzer's brilliant idea is to hire the same writer for another go at it?!? Hello? Where's the logic in that?
Someone really needs to tell Joel Soisson "You are the weakest link. Goodbye!"
Dreamwatch magazine #77(February 2001):
SFX magazine #72 (Christmas 2000):
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