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  • Andrew NDB
    started a poll What is your biggest fear about the remake?

    What is your biggest fear about the remake?

    18
    It will be too dramatic/teenaged-focused/Twilight-like.
    16.67%
    3
    It will be too soft and PG-13.
    16.67%
    3
    It will fly in the face of what we know about Immortals and the Game.
    16.67%
    3
    It won't be a faithful adaptation of the first movie.
    11.11%
    2
    It will be too trilogy-focused and not self-contained.
    0%
    0
    It may feature Immortals shooting each other.
    5.56%
    1
    Something else (explain).
    22.22%
    4
    That it stays in Development Hell another few years.
    11.11%
    2
    I'm sure there are many, and we all have them. What is your personal biggest fear/worry about the Highlander remake?

  • klimbo123
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    Originally posted by Darth Reaper View Post
    I'm definitely worried that the magic of the original will be lost. I'm not looking for a reinvention of the wheel here, I'm looking for an updated retelling of the Highlander story. And, that's an important distinction for me. It must stay true to the spirit of Highlander.



    I think the issue of "There Can Be Only One" should be something that remains up in the air for a long while. Can there really be only one? Could they choose to simply stop killing each other, or is this a destiny that they can't escape? There's lots of room for good drama there, as shown in the series. We see Immortals becoming friends and developing strong bonds over the centuries, all the while knowing that The Game insists that they eventually kill each other, and they don't know what they should do about it. Do they take a chance and reject The Game, or do they play it out the way they've been taught to? What would be the consequences
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    exactly that what i was want to say
    Last edited by klimbo123; 01-27-2019, 12:36 PM.

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  • Colleengael
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    I have been thinking that maybe immortal's who don't take a lot of Quickenings or weak Quickenings start to age at a faster rate than an immortal who have several ancient Quickenings under their belt. It could explain why some of the immortal's have aged versus some of the ones who have been active in the game and are still looking much the same.

  • Darth Reaper
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    That's understandable. I'm not sure how many times I've actually enjoyed them. But, odds are that we're going to get one, so we'd might as well root for it to be a good one this time.

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  • Kladdagh
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    I don't like reboots ... They generally are s**t ... And Highlander deserves better ...

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  • Darth Reaper
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    Could be. Or, maybe nothing would happen. That's part of the beauty of the mystery. The characters have to make potentially colossal decisions without knowing all the facts.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I ponder if the consequences are worldwide disaster, if the Immortals don't carry through.

  • Darth Reaper
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    I'm definitely worried that the magic of the original will be lost. I'm not looking for a reinvention of the wheel here, I'm looking for an updated retelling of the Highlander story. And, that's an important distinction for me. It must stay true to the spirit of Highlander.

    Originally posted by dubiousbystander View Post
    I think my biggest fear is that the movie will not make sense when it reaches theaters. I fear that they will fridge the hero's love in order to motivate him because that's so very typical (or her, though I'm not certain they'd be able to realistically sell that). I fear that they will do... well, cop out on "There can be only one." The efforts to get out of that are admirable in their motivation (Don't kill some character we like!), but so far the only time I've been able to accept a variation is the cartoon's clever method: The Immortals can choose to give their Quickenings to another, rendering them mortal but leaving them alive to grow old (and maybe have children). Like, I feel that in The Source, it's logical that this IS in fact the few Immortals left are being drawn to a faraway land and will battle until there is only one! If you're going to get out of "There can be only one!" you really are going to have to write something great.

    Don't write a poor story and try to sell the audience the idea that the sequel will be better because "this was just setup!" Write better. It can be done.
    I think the issue of "There Can Be Only One" should be something that remains up in the air for a long while. Can there really be only one? Could they choose to simply stop killing each other, or is this a destiny that they can't escape? There's lots of room for good drama there, as shown in the series. We see Immortals becoming friends and developing strong bonds over the centuries, all the while knowing that The Game insists that they eventually kill each other, and they don't know what they should do about it. Do they take a chance and reject The Game, or do they play it out the way they've been taught to? What would be the consequences?

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  • Coolwater
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    Well, yeah, you're right.

  • Rabid Rooster
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    haha good point

  • Rabid Rooster
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    so they can sucker all of us existing Highlander fans out of our money by trying to pass it off as being a Highlander movie

  • dubiousbystander
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    Coolwater, you are my family! heeheehee

  • Tootsie Bee
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    It would be Highlander: The Source.

  • Coolwater
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    Good point. I've never understood why, if they're going to change the story so drastically, they don't just give the characters new names and a new title and present it as a whole new concept.

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  • Coolwater
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    Well, of course, he is saved by his loyal pet, Duncan the Monkey, who fetches the keys to the iron cage Connor's been chained into just before the mortal son of Horton drops him in the ocean to drown and revive and drown again forever. And the monkey sacrifices himself to do it, too.

  • Coolwater
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    It sure could be. We won't know who is actually directing until the film gets started and even then, I wouldn't put it past HL to change directors in mid stream.

  • Rabid Rooster
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    It's tough to decide what the biggest fear is, but I suppose for me it's that they'll take everything we've come to know about Immortals through the original movie and the TV series and just turn it on its head. In my opinion, if they did that then it wouldn't really be Highlander.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I worry that the only love interest we have will be remembered in the past, through photographs. That his only companion will be a faithful pet. I worry that our hero will end up in a position where every person around might be out to kill him. That I'm going to reach a "Really. How are you going to write a believable way for him to survive this?"

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  • Andrew NDB
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    Originally posted by Coolwater View Post
    I just worry that it will be cheap and bad. Bad writing, bad acting, bad directing, bad editing... we've had it all.
    It definitely wouldn't be bad directing.

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  • Coolwater
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    I just worry that it will be cheap and bad. Bad writing, bad acting, bad directing, bad editing... we've had it all.

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  • LizzyB
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    Originally posted by Andrew NDB View Post

    Hah, the Highlander equivalent of Baywatch, CHIPS, or 21 Jump Street? I imagine it could work as such, even being hysterical... but I don't know if that'd really (re?)build much of a franchise. I also can't imagine Stahelski would want to direct such a thing.
    I hope not because it wouldn't be fair. Highlander deserves a proper effort. Happily, it seems Stahelski wants to do a good job.

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  • Andrew NDB
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    Originally posted by LizzyB View Post
    That it won't be a serious reboot, but a parody and not an enjoyable "Galaxy Quest" affair that was embraced for what it was and loved for itself as well, but that it will just be made fun of - kinda like it seems they've done with Baywatch.
    Hah, the Highlander equivalent of Baywatch, CHIPS, or 21 Jump Street? I imagine it could work as such, even being hysterical... but I don't know if that'd really (re?)build much of a franchise. I also can't imagine Stahelski would want to direct such a thing.

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  • LizzyB
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    That it won't be a serious reboot, but a parody and not an enjoyable "Galaxy Quest" affair that was embraced for what it was and loved for itself as well, but that it will just be made fun of - kinda like it seems they've done with Baywatch.

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  • backstagejack
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    Another of my biggest fears.... the VERY uneven tone of the entire franchise. The movies, even the TV show at points. Who's fault was this? Panzer, Davis, both? Even the first movie is a bit quirky but after highlander II and The Source, the cartoon series..... the franchise overall gets pretty weird. I'd hope that the new movie, if it's ever made, can keep the more grounded tone of (most) of the TV show.

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  • Andrew NDB
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    Originally posted by backstagejack View Post

    He's aboard for now........ how many Directors have we been through at this rate?
    Justin Lin was "attached" for a little while, and then Cedric Nicolas-Troyan for a while. I don't think anyone else (at least, publicly)? And Stahelski seems to be the one most vocal of the three about his passion for doing it.

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