It’s official – Ryan Reynolds is “The Highlander” Connor McLeod!
In the Hollywood era of reboot’s, it was only natural that a dated sci-fi classic such as Highlander get picked up eventually. Indeed, it was last September when we reported the annoucnement of the project and that Intruders and 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo had been lined up as director.
The question now remains, does the remake have the potential to be better than the original? It HAS to be better than the original Highlander sequels, but the first Highlander was an absolute classic, despite the, um, inspired casting of a French man who barely spoke a word of the queen’s as a Scots man (Christopher Lambert) and a Scots man as a eccentric Spaniard (Sean Connery).
I’d say Reynolds is a reasonably decent chocie – it at least shows the studio is taking the movie seriously and presumeably giving it the appropriate backing.
What do you think? Is Reynolds a good choice? Please let me know in the comments section below – I’d love to hear your opinion!
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