The Source DVD
Movie locations

Kaunas, Lithuania
Scotland, UK
Trakai Castle, Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania

Release date

Lionsgate finally released the film as a direct-to-TV movie, which premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel on September 15, 2007 as a "Sci Fi Original Movie.".

Plans to continue the films with The Source being the first of a trilogy are currently in an unknown status.

Duncan Macleod
Producing The Source

by Adrian Paul

CLICK HERE for part One
CLICK HERE for Part Two

Early releases
An early version of Highlander: The Source, which had been shown to distributors in October 2006, was released on DVD in February 2007 in Russia.

After this release, producer Peter Davis stated that the Russian version was not the final producer's version, and that Lionsgate would release the finished film in September 2007. This was the TV premiere, eight minutes shorter than the Russian version, and featuring different opening and closing narration.

Another version was released sometime in Spring 2007 as a Dutch DVD

A new 94-minute version of the movie has been released in Germany.



Highlander the Source

Directed by:
Brett Leonard
Produced by:
Adrian Paul, Peter S. Davis, William N. Panzer
Written by:
Characters: Gregory Widen
Story: Mark Bradley
Screenplay: Stephen Kelvin Watkins, Mark Bradley


Adrian Paul
Duncan Macleod
Peter Wingfield
Jim Byrnes
Joe Dawsons
Thekla Reuten
Anna Teshemka
Christian Solimeno
The Guardian
Thom Fell
Cardinal Giovanni
Stephen Rahman Hughes
Zai Jie
Stephen Wight
Reggie Weller
Music by:
George Kallis CLICK HERE for more information
Steve Arnold, Dmitrij Gribanov
Distributed by:
Lionsgate Films
Release date:
September 15, 2007
Running time:
Theatrical Cut: 87 min, Producer's Cut: 101 min,Australia Cut: 88 min.
Estimated $15,000,000 USD

Highlander - The Source, synopsis

Quest for immortality


A group of Immortals quest to locate the mysterious "Source" in the near-future. One member of the group, Zai Jie, breaks into a tower in Eastern Europe and contacts his associates to give them the location of the Source. The Guardian of the Source, who has supernatural speed, confronts and decapitates him. Reggie, another group member, discovers that the planets are moving from their orbits into a cosmic alignment.

Joe DawsonFormer Immortal Watcher Joe Dawson is called by group member Methos to find their mutual friend Duncan MacLeod. Joe finds MacLeod in a fight with the Guardian and shoots Duncan, hauls him into a truck, and drives off to meet with the others at a monastery, in order to meet with an ancient being known as the Elder so they can locate the Source.

At the monastery, they meet Anna Teshemka, Duncan's wife, who is having visions. The Elder meets them all as a group, and tells of how, in ancient history, another group of Immortals sought the Source. Upon slaying the Guardian, the two survivors were cursed with decay, and one of them became the new Guardian. The Elder tells them all to follow Anna, who knows the way. She receives a vision from the Elder. Meanwhile, the Guardian comes and attacks Reggie and Joe Dawson on holy ground. In an effort to save Dawson, Duncan throws his katana at the Guardian, temporarily wounding him. The Guardian removes the sword from his neck and breaks it, killing Joe with the broken blade before escaping. After burying Joe, they leave for the Source, which they have determined to be on an island.

Duncan MacleodApproaching the island, the boat's captain tells them that the "maniacs" rule the island: cannibal gangs. After fighting locals that were going to set a man on fire, they obtain a van and drive to a deserted house a short distance away from the Source. That night, the Guardian kills Reggie by slashing him to death — the Elder had warned them that the closer they get to the Source, the weaker they would become, and that they would lose their immortality. Duncan has replaced his broken katana with a pair of butterfly swords. The group takes Reggie's body with them until they discover that he will not revive.

After burying Reggie, they continue on their way. They find the road blocked, and are captured by cannibals. While the cannibals are distracted by their drunken carousing, the Guardian frees Anna, and forces her to accompany him to the Source. Later, Giovanni also escapes and takes a sword, hoping to be "The One." Duncan frees himself and Methos, and sets off to rescue Anna. Giovanni gets recaptured, and Duncan goes in to save him. Methos saves Duncan at the last moment, and says he believes Duncan is "The One," due to his incorruptible nature. He rides off on a horse to distract the cannibals, and allows Duncan to chase after Anna. Giovanni, who had run off when Duncan came to his rescue, is decapitated by the Guardian.

Duncan finds Anna in a clearing by a sandy pit, illuminated by starlight, as the cosmic convergence is happening directly over them. The Guardian surfaces and challenges Duncan. Duncan finds he has the same speed and power as the Guardian, and fights him. Finally defeating the Guardian, he taunts Duncan to take his head. Duncan refuses, and the Guardian vanishes, screaming, in a blast of light, exclaiming that he is "cursed forever." Duncan enters the Source, qualified to do so by his pure heart. In the Source, Anna reveals that she is pregnant with their child. Duncan declares "He is the one."



CLICK HERE for quotations from Highlander:The Source

Methos sword

Adrian's set diary

Throughout the principal photography in Vilnius, Adrian Paul maintained a diary he called "Straight from The Source".

CLICK HERE to read his thoughts and anecdotes, which are action-packed, often humorous and always brutally honest.

Bill Panzer

Behind the scenes

HLWW President Carmel Macpherson visited the set of the movie in early November 2006 and while there also acted as the chaperone for the Giveaway/Auction winners.

On the undernoted pages you will find Letters and Photos from this trip together with a few official photos (some released for publication, some exclusively for use by HLWW) and a report from the visit by the PEACE/Davis-Panzer Set Giveaway winners, Laura Feingold and Ruth Kaufman.




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