Variety reports that Highlander is on track to become an animated feature for release in Spring 2006. Davis-Panzer Productions and Imagi International are developing the project, which will be animated through Madhouse of Japan (Tokyo Godfathers). David Abramowitz, who was head writer on the Highlander TV series, will write the screenplay. The franchise details the adventures of an immortal 16th century Scottish warrior who fights evil in modern America with his special powers. The first film starred Christopher Lambert opposite Sean Connery and was produced by 20th Century Fox in 1986. In addition to its many sequels, it also inspired an animated series through Gaumont Animation and two syndicated television series. The latest live-action feature, Highlander: The Source, is scheduled for production through Dimension Films later this year, for release in 2005.