Highlander: According to Variety, Film and TV property Highlander is on track to become an animated feature for release in spring 2006.

Davis-Panzer Prods. and Imagi Intl. 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 pen the screenplay.

"Highlander" details the adventures of an immortal 16th century Scottish warrior who fights evil in modern America with his special powers.

The first Highlander 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 "Highlander" live-action feature, Highlander: The Source, is scheduled for production through Dimension Films later this year, for release in 2005.