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Who wants to live forever, a brilliant Queen song from the Highlander soundtrack.

Gregory Widen’s original screenplay was a much darker and grittier portrayal of the Highlander universe. The main characters are also different in several ways; Connor was born in 1408 instead of 1518. He lived with his mother and father. In the draft, Heather (Connor’s beloved wife in the film) does not exist; Connor was promised to a young girl named Mara whom he loved with all his heart, but who later rejects him after he becomes immortal. Connor leaves his village instead of being banished.

His alias in the draft was Richard Tupin, and he used an assortment of swords rather than the katana he took after Ramirez’s death in the film.

Ramirez was a Spaniard, rather than an ancient Egyptian born more than two thousand years earlier. The Kurgan was known as the Knight using the alias Carl Smith. He was not a savage, but a cold blooded killer. Brenda was known as Brenna Cartwright. Other major aspects were later changed during rewrites. Initially, Immortals could have children; in the draft, Connor is said to have had 37. The film was originally set in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania in the present day, rather than New York City. The final showdown took place in a museum.



Forever Queen Highlander lyrics

There’s no time for us
There’s no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away from us

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever .
Oh ooo oh
There’s no chance for us
It’s all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever
Who dares to love forever
Oh oo woh, when love must die

But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today

Forever by

Queen for Highlander

Connor MacLeod was born in the year 1518 ‘in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel’. In 1536, his clan was in conflict with the rival Clan Fraser, and Connor rode along into his first battle. The Frasers had employed a towering monster of an Immortal only known as The Kurgan, who apparently recognized that Connor was a fellow Immortal, though even Connor had not discovered this yet. The Kurgan managed to mortally wound Connor in battle, but the MacLeods recovered the body before he could decapitate it. The MacLeods mourned Connor, but he revived shortly after his ‘death.’ Accusing him of witchcraft, Connor’s clansmen beat him, and were preparing an execution when his cousin Angus MacLeod persuaded them to exile Connor instead. He managed to escape with his life, but torn from his clan and birthplace.

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