Twilight Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg In Talks To Write Highlander Screenplay

Melissa Rosenberg, the scribe who penned the screenplay for the Twilight films will be writing more than just vampires and werewolves. She will be writing about Scottish warriors. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rosenberg is in negotiations to pen the screenplay for Summit Entertainment’s remake of Highlander with Justin Lin (Fast Five) set to direct and Peter Davis producing. The original 1986 verison starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown.

Summit acquired remake rights to Highlander from Panzer/Davis Productions, producer of the original film, in 2008. Rosenberg will update the screenplay that Art Marcum and Matt Holloway originally wrote and Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Sellek Wibberley’s rewrites.

It seems that Summit Entertainment is confident in Rosenberg’s writings as she has been able to write the screenplay for the Twilight films which have been blockbuster hits.