Ryan Reynolds Will Star In Highlander Remake29.06.12 # Remake # 5 Comments
There can be only one… way for a film hack to begin this news post and that, friends, was it: yes, Summit Entertainment’s remake of ‘80s cult gloss-fest Highlander has at last selected its leading man, and lo, he’s that Ryan Reynolds chap.
With Juan Carlos Fresnadillo at the directorial helm and Reynolds installed in the role of Connor MacLeod, one of a secret tribe of immortals from the planet Zeist (they’re keeping all that alien stuff, right?), this long-gestating remake of Highlander is finally gathering some momentum.
All eyes will likely next be on who is courted to take the other pivotal roles, of the villainous Kurgen and MacLeod’s mentor, Obi-Wan Ramirez (originally played by the eminently imitable Sean Connery).
Reynolds was most recently spotted in Safe House, a watchable enough effort which repaired some of the damage done by The Change-Up and Green Lantern, and also saw him form an effective enough team-up with Denzel Washington.
Is that a partnership that could be reprised for Highlander, with Denzel taking the role of Ramirez? Hey, it’s casting no crazier than that of Connery…