Edit
Highlander: The Source (TV Movie 2007) Poster

(2007 TV Movie)

Trivia

Jump to: Spoilers (3)
Peter Briggs wrote a version of the script while the project was still at Miramax. Before writing the script, Briggs re-watched all the "Highlander" movies as well as the TV series, then joined the official Highlander message boards (www.highlander-community.com) and researched what fans wanted in a sequel. He kept his identity secret, but was known to be an insider on the project. He soon became one of the most popular and respected members of the board, and remained so even after he was kicked off the project. He revealed his identity well after he was kicked off the project. It was the death of a close friend on the forum, named Eric, that sparked Briggs to finally reveal himself.
Adrian Paul had originally turned down reprising his role of Duncan in this film as he was extremely disappointed on the performance of Highlander: Endgame (2000). He also believed that the franchise wad not worth continuing with. The producers then contacted Christopher Lambert about reprising his role of Connor MacLeod in the movie. But Lambert demanded a lot of money and he was dropped. Eventually, the producers were able to convince Paul to reprise his role.
David Abramowitz was called in to rework the original script by Stephen Kelvin Watkins after the producers had doubts about whether it would work. Abramowitz did a major overhaul of the script in an effort to bring it more in line with prior Highlander mythos, but the producers later changed their mind and largely re-instated Watkins' original script, keeping only a few of the modifications Abramowitz made. While the initial, leaked cut of the film credited Abramowitz as a co-writer, he was so displeased with the results that he took his name off of the final version.
9 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Russell Mulcahy was attached to direct the film early in development. Mulcahy disagreed with Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer on the direction of the story, as he wanted it to be a prequel focusing around the first-ever generation of immortals, thousands of years before the original Highlander (1986), with Adrian Paul only appearing as Duncan MacLeod in a framing story. On the other hand, Panzer and Davis wanted to follow up Highlander: Endgame (2000) and have Duncan appear throughout the whole film. Eventually, Mulcahy left the production, feeling that a repeat of the events that resulted in the critical and commercial failure of Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) was about to happen.
Joel Soisson's version of the script featured Duncan MacLeod living in a gas station in the middle of the desert, next to a run-down airplane. Also in the script, MacLeod smoked, wore cowboy boots and a hat, and had a pet monkey named Connor.
8 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Although "Highlander: The Source" did poorly with critics and with fans. It had been intended to be the final chapter of the franchise, ending with Duncan finally winning The Prize and Anna revealing she is pregnant with their baby. In the "Highlander" mythology, immortals cannot have children with mortals.
9 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The final installment of the Highlander franchise.
8 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Dimension Pictures originally intended to film this movie in Africa. Several early drafts are explicitly set in Africa. It was finally filmed in Lithuania around Vilnius.
4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The film was shot over three months (October to December) in 2005, and was planned to be released in 2006.
3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
This is the first live-action "Highlander" film not released in theaters. The film premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in September of 2007 and was released on DVD in February of 2008.
5 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
This is the first live-action "Highlander" film in which the villain's name does not begin with the letter K. In Highlander (1986), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994), and Highlander: Endgame (2000), the villains were named Kurgan, Katana, Kane, and Kell, respectively. (The animated film Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007) also featured a villain whose name does not begin with the letter K, but it was produced after "Highlander: The Source," despite being released first.)
4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The film was intended to be the first of a new trilogy, but these plans were dropped after the poor critical and commercial performance of "The Source."
3 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
An early cut of Highlander: The Source was released in Russia on DVD in February 2007.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The character of Kate played by Lisa Barbuscia in the previous film wad intended to return in this film. But Barbuscia turned down the role and as a result, the character of Anna was created.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
First Highlander movie not featuring Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

William N. Panzer wanted The Source to originated from planet Zeist, thus connecting the film to Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) but the idea was rejected.
8 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In the original version of the extended ending, after Anna reveals to Duncan, that she is pregnant. Duncan helps Anna to raise their son in the Highlands of Scotland and they name him after an great immortal, Connor MacLeod and is a Highlander like him.
9 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The first and only time in a Highlander motion picture where the final battle doesn't occur in an industrial location of some description
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page