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Reynolds is the Highlander

He will be the 3rd despite that there can be only one

By Robert T. Trate     June 28, 2012
Source: Tracking Board

 

Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Connor MacLeod in the forthcoming reboot of the Highlander franchise.
 
According to The Tracking Board - who broke the story - Reynolds has been in negotiations for the last month to play the immortal, who was a sword-happy Scot in the original.
 
There’s no word yet as to whether Reynolds will be attempting a Celtic brogue in the reboot, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), has spoken about his vision for the flick, including whether or not he'll be using any of Queen's iconic soundtrack.
 
The Plot: The story of an immortal Scottish swordsman who faces off with other immortal warriors in order to obtain a coveted ability known as "The Prize."
 
No release date for the film has been set yet. 
Thanks to wish for the submission.

 

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Higgy 6/28/2012 11:16:49 AM

 Yeah...Ryan Reynolds doesn't really look Scottish.  Not to mention I can't wait to hear his accent if he has one.  Hopefully if this happens they do it right this time.  Every Highlander movie has been so weird.  The only good one is the show.

FerretJohn 6/28/2012 11:19:20 AM

I'll give it a shot.  While I do love the original and will concider it an all-time classic, the fight choreography and special effects were very 1980s.  I'm willing to see it with some updated style.

CaptAmerica04 6/28/2012 11:54:05 AM

 Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!

lusiphur 6/28/2012 12:00:12 PM

 Higgy - Christopher Lambert was Scottish either.  The only Scotsman above the credits was Connery and he was playing an Egyptian.

I'm not sure about this one.  

spiderhero 6/28/2012 12:12:02 PM

I guess instead of letting this franchise simply fade away, they decided to kill it. Decapitation style...

creamygnome 6/28/2012 12:42:58 PM

Finally, Cinescape...er...Mania.  Uh anyway this is horrible casting.  He just doesn't fit the part.  Maybe if they cast him as Richie Ryan or something.  If they want to reboot Highlander just create yet another MacLeod (I think there are like 4 already?) and give him his own universe to mess around with.  I understand with creating immortals you can really have the same person playing the role for that long without it being hard to suspend disbelief.  Eh, blah.  I've been complaining all over the internet about this.  I'm tired.  I'm ready to move on to the ridiculousness that is the Robocop reboot WITH A DIFFERENT SUIT!!??  Funk dat.

cinemaman72 6/28/2012 1:02:36 PM

Yes this makes perfect sense. After the 'sucess' that was Green Lantern, why not give Ryan Reynolds another franchise to piss on!!!!

I could list at least 10 other actors that could do this role more justice than Ryan Reynolds. Yet in typical Hollywood fashion, they give it to the 'It' guy of the moment.

jedibanner 6/28/2012 1:08:34 PM

Well there's another franchise down the toilet....at least there's still the original, true, one and only MacCleod to go back to.

Damm you Reynolds.....damm you all t'a hell!!!!!!!!

hanuman1966 6/28/2012 1:15:49 PM

I really can't think of an actor I'd rather see less than Ryan Reynolds. You can tell when he's in genre fare that he's just not that into it, so why keep casting him in these types of roles. If they want to ruin Highlander, this is the way to do it.

XeroWarp 6/28/2012 1:33:58 PM

Dang...when i first read the Headline, i was hoping for Burt Reynolds!!!

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