RYAN REYNOLDS OFFICIALLY SIGNS ON FOR ‘HIGHLANDER’ REMAKE
The Highlander is one of those movies from the 80′s that just sort of came out of nowhere, garnered a huge cult following, then proceeded to shit out bad sequels and TV spinoffs for the next 20 years. Now the original film – which starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, and badass Clancy Brown – is getting the remake treatment from Lionsgate-Summit Entertainment, and the project has officially landed its star today in polarizing actor Ryan Reynolds.
The Tracking Board confirmed the news of Reynolds’ signing today, and he will indeed play the role of Connor 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” – mortality.” The Highlander remake will be written and directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). No release date has been set at this time.
I can’t think of anything in the world I would rather watch less than a Highlander remake with Ryan Reynolds, and that includes the entire Uwe Boll filmography. I don’t hate Ryan Reynolds with the fiery intensity of a sun going supernova as many people do, but he seems completely ill-suited for this role. In fact, this entire concept is creatively bankrupt. The world needs a Highlander remake like it needs more Gangnam Style parodies. Yet, Reynolds’ signing means that the world is spared the abject horror of a Deadpool movie, at least for now.