Highlander straight to TV
Highlander: The Source has been having a bit of confusion on its way to the cinema, and for a while we didn’t really know what was happening with it, then it came out that it had returned to the edit room prior to the release. Now it seems that the film has been diverted straight to television.
Lionsgate has removed Highlander: The Source from their release schedule and the word is that we’re going to see it heading direct to the Sci Fi Network.
You’ve got to wonder just how much life there really is in this franchise anymore. For me there’s not been any real life in the series since the first film, even the sequels from there were dropping the bar dramatically.
Now with this latest film missing the DVD release and heading straight to TV there really can’t be much chance of another film unless there’s a serious injection of cash and a big restart of the franchise.
Mind you, how possible could that be? We’ve seen McClane and Rocky, there’s Jones on the way and perhaps even Riggs, so could we conceivably see the return of the Highlander? I actually think a revisit of the series with the original star could well work, but the story would have to be spot on and it must not be a restart of the franchise.