Summit Entertainment is in talks with “Twilight” scribe Melissa Rosenberg for its reboot of “Highlander.”
The minimajor confirmed the negotiations Wednesday. Summit had announced in September 2009 that it was gearing up the fantasy actioner with Neal Moritz producing and Justin Lin directing.
Summit acquired the “Highlander” remake rights from Davis-Panzer Prods. in 2008 and assigned “Iron Man” scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway to pen the script.
The original 1986 film was directed by Russell Mulcahy and starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown and Roxanne Hart. It launched four sequels and three TV spinoffs.
Longtime “Highlander” producer Peter Davis is also producing along with Moritz.
Summit plans to expand on the original “Highlander” premise of immortals hunting each other through the ages. The new pic will center on the immortal Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod, who must confront a murderous barbarian — the last of his kind — who lusts for a fabled prize.
Rosenberg has penned all five “Twilight” films for Summit, which has struck gold with the vampire franchise. The fourth “Twilight” opens in November.
Rosenberg’s repped by UTA.