May 21, 2008 03:45 PM EST

80s Cult Classic, Highlander, To Be Re-made

80s Cult Classic, Highlander, To Be Re-made
It has been announced by the trades that a remake of the 1986 film, "Highlander" will be released, with production beginning later this year. 

The original film starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown and followed the story of immortal beings battling among humans, hunting down one another and collecting more power.  Lambert played Connor MacLeod, a Scottish swordsman.  Sean Connery played an Egyptian, and Clancy Brown played a barbarian. The film was a huge success, and had four sequels and three television series.

The film will be penned by "Iron Man" co-writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
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