Melissa Rosenberg, one of the most successful female writers in the business, has a new fantasy assignment. I’m looking forward to seeing how she revives a venerable old franchise. I am a bigger fan of her work on Dexter
than on Twilight
, so I am curious what she does here.
After taking on vampires in Summit’s Twilight Saga, writer Melissa Rosenberg is tackling a different kind of immortal being: Scottish highlanders.
The scribe is in negotiations to come on board to work on the studio’s remake of Highlander. Neal Moritz is producing the project, which offers an update on the 1986 movie starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown. Justin Lin (Fast Five) is attached to direct. Peter Davis is also producing.
The original story centered on a Scottish swordsman, who discovers he is part of a secret race of near-immortal beings and faces off against an unstoppable barbarian who covets the power gained from there being only one of their kind left….
(A)s the sole writer on Summit’s vampire pentalogy, she has proved adept at handling both character and action, as well as yearning, a key component of Highlander as protagonist Connor MacLeod watches his true love age while he does not. Before tackling Twilight, Rosenberg was a writer/co-executive producer on Dexter, the Showtime series that darkly balances family with bloody carnage.
Power of Idealism
characters are those who yearn
for someone who is emotionally or physically unavailable to the them. They are always seeking what they cannot have or what is forbidden to them. A huge component of this kind of story is loss and the resolution of loss. Some story examples are: Romeo & Juliet
, Sophie’s Choice, Bridges of Madison County
. The Power of Idealism book
explains what these stories have in common.