Ryan Reynolds Officially Cast As The HIGHLANDER
A while ago we heard that Lionsgate were after Ryan Reynolds to play the lead role in their planned remake/reboot of Highlander. Back then word was that the actor was the front-runner and both parties were keen to work together, but that it was still in the negotiation stages and he was free to pursue other projects. Well, according to The Tracking Board..
Lionsgate/Summit have found the "one" to lead their remake of the classic '80s sci-fi/fantasy. Apparently the Green Lantern star has officially signed on to play Conner MacLeod..
After roughly a month of negotiations, Ryan Reynolds has officially been cast in the lead role for HIGHLANDER. Reynolds will play Conner MacLeod, a Highlander who discovers he is one of a dwindling group of immortals who wander the earth and kill each other in combat for the final “Prize” – immortality.
I think they mean the ultimate prize is MORtality! The original '80s movie focused on a race of immortals (although you can kill them by removing their head) battling through the ages. It all comes down to two - Connor McLoud (Christopher Lambert) and "The Kurgan" (Clancy Brown) - but of course, "there can be only one". Plot details on the remake/reboot are still unknown, but I guess it's expected to at least tell a similar story.
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is on board to direct with Neal Moritz and Peter Davis producing.
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