Monday, March 19, 2007

Are You a Fan of Highlander?

Are you a fan of the Highlander movies and series? Don't look now but those sword-wielding, head-slashing Immortals will be coming to your TV screens in ANIME format this June.

Entitled Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, the anime is directed by noted Japanese director, Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust), based on a story by Highlander series writer David Abramowitz. The animation is by award-winning studio, Madhouse.

The anime is set in the futuristic underwater city of New York. Young Immortal Colin MacLeod is in search of Marcus Octavius, an evil man who killed his lover centuries back and now rules over New York City. Joining him in his quest for vengeance is the ghost of another Immortal, Amergan.

Colin MacLeod is going to be voiced by newcomer Alistair Abell. The Ghost Amergan is played by actor Peter Wingfield, whom Highlander fans would fondly remember from the series as the world's oldest Immortal, Methos.

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