A Highlander Remake? Get Yersel Tae…

Whit! A remake ya say? Ah, yer aff yer heed man!

Yes, Hollywood boffins are planning to breath life up the kilt of the Highlander movie franchise by remaking the 1986 original cult classic which starred Sean Connery, (a Scotsman playing a Spaniard) and Christopher Lambert, (A Frenchman playing a Scotsman). We heartily admit the original was far from a slice of cinematic perfection and there was plenty of grated cheddar throughout the movie, but that’s what made the film so great it had it’s own charm which people warmed to. Don’t agree? Just look at how the film introduces Sean Connery’s character, for Christ’s sake! The only way you could better this scene would be if you had Connery riding in on a unicorn which was shitting out a rainbow.

But the main reason the crew here are vehemently against a remake is down to the fact that Summit Entertainment film studios, who snatched up the rights to the franchise back in 2008, have hired Melissa Rosenberg to write the script, she of  Twilight fame. Yes, the writer of the Twilight movies is going to attempt to recapture the kind of magic which made Highlander so popular the first time around.*drops party bag of Doritos in shock*

The horrendous possibilities are endless but may include the following: angsty teenagers in kilts, angsty teenagers in kilts who are immortal, angsty teenagers in kilts who are immortal and are in a constant state of misery because they are immortal and angsty teenagers in kilts who are immortal and are in a constant state of misery because they are immortal who insist on walking around stripped to the waist. Between this and the prequel to The Thing and a possible remake of The Wild Bunch this year is starting to look like something out of a f@cking Roland Emmerich film.

Hey Rosenberg! There can be only one!

Beghad! Better Than A Life Preserver.

If you have a spare $50,000 down the back of your couch then you might be interested in investing in the self-sizing, self-drying  jacket of the future, as featured in the 1989 Robert Zemeckis film Back To The Future Part II. Only one of these were made and was worn by Michael J Fox’s character Marty McFly in 2015, (not so far away now), cables were fitted to the inside of the jacket and operated by a special effects crew to get it to re-size and dry during filming. The jacket is currently available for sale at the website Profiles In History as part of a Hollywood Memorabilia auction.

Avast! Hear The Lamentation Of The Women.

Now that big Arnie has been voted out of office as the Governator of California will this now mean he will be stretching off his thespian gurning muscles? We hope so, as an individual who can act and sing it would seem wasteful for him not to.

This video comes from the minds of brothers and musicians Jon and Al Kaplan who specialise in creating musical parodies of films and TV, chart a course for their main website HERE. Check out the songs for 24 Season Two: The Musical, in particular the number entitled Dammit (The Longest Day Of My Life).

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