Christopher Lambert Unsure About HIGHLANDER Remake

Hit the jump to see the original Highlander Connor Mcleod(Christopher Lambert) sharing his thoughts on how the remake should be made.

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By MrNiklander - 6/21/2013
Well it seems no one has a clue about the Highlander remake, not even Christopher Lambert, the original Highlander (Don't get me started about the series I refused it existed after that horrendous movie called Highlander: EndGame). It seems that Lambert has no idea what is happening with the remake but that hasn't stopped him from offering advice (Probably so Peter Davis the original producer of the franchise and producer of the remake can listen). As to what Lambert shared with one of the reporters of Digital Spy, he said this. "I have been hearing for it(the remake) for 5 years I never saw the script (A leaked first draft of the remake is on the web written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the guys who brought us Iron Man) I heard from some people fiancers foreign buyers stuff like that, that they don't want a movie that will be an exact replica of the first one."

The actor praised the director Russel Mulcahy (Highlander, Highlander:The Quickneing, The Shadow and RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION) and of course the legendary rock band Queen who provided songs for the movie like Gimme The Prize, Kind of Magic, New York New York, and the more iconic Princes Of The Universe.

Lambert shared some advice: "You can redo Highlander but dont make a copy of the first movie try to reinvent the movie and more importantly try to find the new Queen". For more check the interview brought to you by Digital Spy from their YOUTUBE channel.



As far as we know, the reboot has lost its second director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto, Intruders, 28 WEEKS LATER) and now it has lost its main star Ryan Reynolds, leaving the reboot stuck in develpment hell. What are your thoughts on a Highlander reboot? Would you like something different in the remake? Discuss in the usual place below.
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BlueMex - 6/21/2013, 1:59 PM
Two words : Thomas Jane
MrNiklander - 6/21/2013, 2:12 PM
One word and I will give in the scream:NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
MrNiklander - 6/21/2013, 2:13 PM
Thomas Jane sure is a badass and a great actor but good luck convincing the audience that he is a 20 something year old Immortal. Dude is at his 40s!!!
DioFoRio - 6/21/2013, 2:15 PM
lol Coheed love doing the whole concept thing . Who is the new queen? Nickleback?
ruadh - 6/21/2013, 2:28 PM
I'd love an actual Scottish person for the lead, and Lambert should have the COnnery role*, but make the character actually French. Do an ethnically accurate casting job this time.

*Kinda like Michael Caine with Sleuth.
MrNiklander - 6/21/2013, 2:30 PM
Unfortunately ruadh Lambert has stated that he doesn't want to be a major part in the remake. This fan cast is pretty damn good
DioFoRio - 6/21/2013, 2:35 PM
they should get Gerard Butler
jerryblake - 6/21/2013, 2:41 PM
make it something new ... fresh.
No Connor, Kurgan, Ramirez.
I could see new Highlander coming from Africa. With Djimon Hounsou in the lead role.

Change the goddamn title if you need too.
BobGarlen - 6/21/2013, 2:45 PM
Tom Hardy
jerryblake - 6/21/2013, 3:16 PM
@ Lol, Nomis. It's not Sean. It's a peacock
jerryblake - 6/21/2013, 3:16 PM
Human peacock
ruadh - 6/21/2013, 3:24 PM
@jerryblake
"I could see new Highlander coming from Africa. With Djimon Hounsou in the lead role. "

Except Highlanders don't come from Africa...
jerryblake - 6/21/2013, 3:30 PM
read the last sentence
jerryblake - 6/21/2013, 3:40 PM
they can change the title. He don't have to be highlander anymore. The basic concept of the movie is that main character is immortal and he's fighting other immortals. Until he will kill the last one of his kind. And that all people around him died.

He could be also Chinese or Japanese guy. Make him martial art expert and cast Chow Yun Fat as his mentor (or enemy)
sameoldthing - 6/21/2013, 4:53 PM
You don't have to be in your 20's to become an Immortal.
Ramirez / Connery was much older than the Highlander.

I don't know exactly how or when someone becomes Immortal but don't let age stop from casting the best actor.

Don't give me that..If there are sequels an actor who is 40 is too old bullshit either.
Tom Jane,Gerard Butler,etc. could do 3 films at their age..look at Dainel Craig.
He's good for at least 2 more Bond films.

People at 40 do not disentegrate,in fact they generally are better actors.
Hugh Jackman will be fit for another decade,with training & such it's about 50 years old that it gets dicey to do action movies.

nowtheresaBATman - 6/21/2013, 10:33 PM
Thomas Jane looks just like Lambert did when he filmed Highlander. Who gives a shit if he's over 40. Older people look younger anyways these days.

Lambert was 30 in Highlander & played the role until he was 37.

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