Movie News: Reynolds Not The One... HIGHLANDER Reboot Suffers New Setback

Written by Stuart Mulrain Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Movie News

There can be only one, but when he walks away you have to look for option two.

Summit Entertainment’s long gestating Highlander remake has suffered the blow of losing its Connor MacLeod after Ryan Reynolds decided to walk away from the project. This follows the departure of 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who amicably parted with the production following creative differences in November 2012. 

Whilst Summit planned to quickly find Fresnadillo’s replacement, it wasn’t fast enough for Reynolds, although his departure may now make it more appealing for another director to jump on board as they can cast their own choice of actor in the lead.

While not widely considered a classic amongst the filmmaking world, the original Highlander has a very strong cult following and the choice of Reynolds to fill Christopher Lambert's kilt split fans as much as the decision to remake the film in the first place. Let’s face it though, a remake can’t be any worse than the sequels.

So what do you think? Who should replace Reynolds? Do we need a Highlander remake? Let us know in the comments below.

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0 #1 Dwankie Dave 2013-06-18 18:28
Oh this is good news indeed. I vote someone Scottish for the lead. David Tennant?

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