Highlander The Source/Highlander The Comics

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  1. Juliet316 SFTC Bonanza Winner

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    Direct to DVD or in theaters?
  2. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    I'm thinking theatrically, given that's so long a release for a DVD. The film is done and in the hands of LGF. This is enough time to book theaters, make prints and set up advertisment. If it was DVD, it'd be out by December. No later than January.
  3. Juliet316 SFTC Bonanza Winner

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  4. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    http://www.myspace.com/georgekallis


    Four track samples from the score.
  5. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    "The Wicker Man" of the "Feral Gang". One of the new foes that Duncan & his crew must face going to the Source.

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    More from the "Feral Gang", including their roadblock.

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    The Elder/The Abbot, the inner sanctum and a part of the fireplace.
  6. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    New Source pics.

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    The Guardian.

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    Duncan and Anna.

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    Methos.

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    Anna and Reggie.

  7. Juliet316 SFTC Bonanza Winner

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    Any new information on the film?
  8. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Only that the bonding company is why the film is still delayed.
  9. JediPrettyBoy Jedi Padawan

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    The new tagline for the Highlander series should be. . .


    THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE. . .







    . . . MORE AND ANOTHER AND ANOTHER AND ANOTHER. . .
  10. sith_rising Jedi Master

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    Theaters or straight-to-DVD for this one? I'm intrigued... I've been watching all 4 movies and the TV show from Netflix over the past few weeks, and I'm glad the series is continuing. I just hope the choreography gets better!
  11. jag29 Jedi Youngling

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    Who do you supposed Duncan toughest immortal competitor from the Series was? It was always funny how each week possessed his toughest challenge yet. Just curious.


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  12. sith_rising Jedi Master

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    I don't know if there's already an official Highlander thread, so I'll ask here: has Highlander 2 been completely removed from continuity, or have people managed to shoehorn it in there? I forgot how bad it was until I re-watched it last week.
  13. Juliet316 SFTC Bonanza Winner

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    I think it's safe to say it's been excised from the Highlander continuty.

    Though I seem to be the only one who actually liked HL2.:confused:
  14. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, we got it. And we got.

    Adrian Paul worked with his sifa Vernon Rita, for this film. And still no word on it's theatrical or DVD status. Though composer Georje Kalis did say that there will be re-edits and so he has to adjust the score accordingly.

    Depends on toughest. Overall it has to be Kalas, because they were virtually even in combat skill and strength. Season three's Kalas arc gave Duncan a foe who was not only good with a sword, but intelligent and cunning. And the stakes were so high going into "Finale" part 2, that if Duncan didn't find a way to win while protecting everyone, he would have to surrender his life.

    Going by seasons...

    Season 1: Claudianus/Grayson in "Band Of Brothers". The first Immortal that he faced in actual combat, that as far as he knew, was one of the oldest alive. Not nearly as old as Kronos, Grayson had the years and experience. Plus, we get to see Duncan barely win the fight.

    Season 2: Xavier St. Cloud in "Unholy Alliance". The rematch nearly a year in the making. While Duncan could take Xavier, this time he was backed by James Horton. Lethal combo. Though Duncan would say Martin Hyde ("Prodigal Son"), but I give it to Xavier.

    Season 3: Kalas. See above.

    Season 4: Evil Duncan in "Something Wicked"/"Deliverence". An internal battle that he could lose.

    Season 5: Kronos in "Comes A Horseman"/"Revelation 6:8". A true fighter who gave Duncan a good fight. Also brilliant, but filled with such arrogance that it gave Duncan an edge.

    Season 6: Evil Methos in "Not To Be". One of his closest friends and mentors, but in an alternate timeline, the most dangerous of enemies. Plus, it was a great way for Duncan to get his feelings about Methos' past as a Horseman out in the open. You knew the minute he picked up Kronos' sword that Duncan was indeed back to himself.

    Though, not every season had the toughtest. Rather they had the most diverse. Not everyone was all that. Some were dangerous for whole other reasons.

    No, HL2 is not part of the timeline. Panzer & Davis has said that it is a separate adventure starring the Highlander characeters.
  15. jag29 Jedi Youngling

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    Sinister,

    I have to agree with you in regards to Kalas. I also think he was Duncan's most dangerous adversary, both mentally and physically. This was the duel that was fought on the Eiffel Tower, correct.

    I really do miss the series. It will be nice to see the series picked up again.


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  16. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    So...if this is suppsoed to be out in Feb 07...shouldn't we have a trailer or something by now, given that it's, ya know, Feb 07 already? ;)
  17. darth-ermac Jedi Master

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    Kalas was the tower. And yes, I'll update the thread heading soon.
  18. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Okay, here's what's known. The film is right now under the bonding company. This is where the budget for the film came from. They seem to be pleased, but what some re-edits done. The film was presented in L.A. at a special screening for foreign markets, which seemed to do well. No other word than that, though on the Lionsgate forums, it is listed there.

    As to the comic, here's the latest. The first issues 0-4 will be collected in TPB, called "Coldest War". This story takes place in 1986, as Connor leaves his happy home in Camden Alley to go to Russia. There he meets up with fellow Immortals Taysa and Paul, who he's known for some time. In the 1960's, Connor learned that the Kurgan was breeding super soldiers for the Soviet government. Connor and his band thought they took them all out, but this is not the case. They're still around and are responsible for Chernobyl. Now the trio of Immortals and Doctor Arman Voklov must enter the Soviet government to stop them.

    Issue five is a stand alone that sets up the next arc. In the past, the MacLeods friend Byrne fell under the influence of a Dark Quickening. They had to work together to help him, while in the present, Connor must deal with the fact that the Kurgan is within him and trying to exert his influence.


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  19. Talon_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Here is a clip i think, if it hasn't been posted

    http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=737&item=0
  20. Randy1012 Jedi Youngling

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    Ooo, that comic sounds cool! I'd never heard of it before, is it a limited series or will it be ongoing (depending on sales)?

    I'll definitely pick up the TPB when it's released.
  21. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, the clip is basically a couple of scene put together, but not in the order they happen in the film. I hadn't posted it because it had originally been taken down. But it's up again. And the comic is an ongoing.
  22. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Adrian Paul's website has been updated. http://www.adrianpaul.net/highlanderproducer.html

    Being an executive producer on The Source was exciting mainly because it was going to be the end of a long journey for me in the Highlander world. From actor, to director and now actually executive producing ? a desire that I had harboured for a long time. I don?t think anyone (including myself) really expected that I would have as much say in the production of this film as I eventually did.

    Peter Davis and Bill Panzer had chosen an interesting director - Brett Leonard (Lawn Mower Man) - to direct this installment and I remember first meeting with him in Cannes in May 2005 and thinking that this was going to be an interesting ride. Brett is a bigger-than-life character with a large heart and a lot of passion. He had some very strong ideas about how the story should go, with a world that was darker and a MacLeod who had lost his way. I agreed we had to do something different, not only in the story but also in the look of the piece. It was an important factor if the franchise was going to go any further.

    We knew that the most important thing that we needed from the start was a good script. Indeed, it was essential. When I heard that David Abramowitz was teaming up with Stephen Watkins to write it, I was thrilled because I knew that David more than anyone could put the heart back into the franchise. Afterall, he knew the story and the franchise better than anyone. It was going to be a hard job because, after four films and a TV Series, the idea of Highlander was fast becoming an old story. It had to be brought up to the 21st century without losing the essence that made the franchise so worthwhile. Everyone was confident that Brett, with his extensive knowledge of visual effects, could do that. The trick would be to balance this with a heart felt story - one that conveyed the essence of what Highlander was all about.

    We knew that filming in Lithuania was going to be an interesting experience because some of the things written in the script just didn?t exist there. One scene in particular I remember that got changed involved a suspension walkway bridge that was supposed to give way with a car on top of it! Constructing this would have been extremely expensive - and since Lithuania is a flat country there was the added problem of trying to convey the idea of a massive abyss surrounded by mountains.

    In August I met Brett in London to begin auditioning actors for the other roles. Bill Panzer, unfortunately, couldn?t make it but casting tapes usually got to L.A. a couple of days after we had seen the actors, so keeping in contact throughout the process wasn?t a problem. At the time of casting the characters' descriptions were: Giovanni: an immortal Cardinal who was even older than our 4,000-year-old immortal, Methos; Ryo: a 'big bear of a man? who was an avid Astrologer; The Elder: an Immortal who time had forgotten; Zai: an Asian immortal tracker; The Guardian:, the main bad guy in the film; Katia: MacLeod's love interest. The roles of Methos and Joe Dawson were of course to be reprised by Peter Wingfield and Jim Byrnes.

    In relation to Katia, no one really had any idea as to who should play that role - just that we needed someone who had that ?Highlander? feel. Motherly, sexy with an earthy quality and of course a good actress. We interviewed quite a few actresses. It was interesting to see that each had ?some? of the qualities that we were looking for but none of them had ?all? of them. Then, when we saw the reel of Thekla Reuten, we knew she was the woman for the role. We sent the reel back to Los Angeles and they agreed. But things never run smoothly - Thekla was committed to another film and a series. It didn?t look like we were going to get her, so we continued casting. After a week we were told that the possibility of getting her was again there since there was a possibility that she might be able to withdraw from her other projects. By that time we had seen one other possible Katia who we liked and who had g
  23. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    More images, this time coming from a Russian video dealer that has released films from various countries. Apparently, they've released an unfinished version.

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    Methos talking to Reggie via the online chat.

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    Part of the intro.

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    Methos and Giovanni about to go at it, with Duncan and Anna caught in the middle.

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    The Guardian.

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    Methos in the chat, which is also his first scene.

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    Duncan's first scene watching the city.

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    The very opening shot.

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    Menus.

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    Joe at the bar.
  24. HighlanderFan Jedi Youngling

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    Re: Highlander: The Source

    To our faithful fans.

    Any version of Highlander: The Source that is currently available is not the final producers' version of the film. Peter Davis and Bill Panzer of Davis/Panzer Productions, the producers, in conjunction with Lionsgate Entertainment, are presently editing and remixing the film. This final cut will be delivered to Lionsgate on or about March 15, 2007.

    Lionsgate will be releasing the film in September, 2007.

    Peter Davis

    Davis-Panzer Productions

    http://highlander-thesource.com/news-updates-memo.html
  25. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Thank you, for posting that. I was about to.
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