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July 4, 2005
— Posted by Rodney
We’ve been talking for a few months around here about rumours that the mistake that just keeps on giving, the Highlander sequels, is going to make yet another installment. Well now it looks official.
Adrian Paul, star of the half decent Highlander TV series, has announced on his official website that he is going to executive produce a fifth highlander film. Here’s what he had to say:
“I always said I would never do another one unless I had more control over the final product,” Paul said. “Well, this time I am executive-producing it. Brett Leonard [Lawnmower Man] is set to direct. Be ready to see a new Highlander film that has the quality of [the] television … series, with a new sound and look for 2006.”
Hey, how about replacing “I always said I would never do another one unless I had more control over the final product” with the more honest “I always said I would never do another one unless my career fails to take off and I need the work“.
The original Highlander is one of my favorite films of all time (in my top 10 actually) and it makes the baby Jesus cry with all the horrible things they’ve done to it since then. This is a mistake. I’ll see it just because I’m an idiot… but it’s still a mistake.
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