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Ryan Reynolds Is The One For "The Highlander”

Tracking Board says

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.

The remake is set to be helmed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who is also in negotiations to rewrite the script. Neal Moritz and Peter Davis will produce the film.

Update:

Admin note: While the text from Tracking Board does state "immortality", and has been faithfully excerpted here, the Prize is still mortality.

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Crazay1628d ago

WOAH!!! Thats waaaaaaaaaaay out of left field. I kinda thought the dude who played Ganicus in Spartacus would have been the perfect for for that role.

gaffyh1627d ago

I think he could do it quite well actually, depends how good his Scottish accent is.

Crazay1627d ago

I think he's gonna need some speech coaching though I guess Christopher Lamberts Scotsman's accent wasn't the greatest - but what do you expect from a french actor with a pretty deep french accent?

gaffyh1627d ago

Christopher Lambert should play the Spaniard in the remake, now that would be confusing as hell LOL.

alycakes1627d ago

I love Ryan Reynolds but for this part...I'm not so sure. It will take a lot of training for that accent.

DeFFeR1627d ago

As long as it's not the typical Ryan Reynolds spin on an otherwise serious role. Green Lantern was ruined by a lot of things - one including his stereotypical half-comedic spin.

Cat1627d ago

exactly what I was thinking

pompombrum1627d ago

Wow that's a serious mismatch. Ryan Reynolds has too much of a baby face to be believable as the highlander.

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lonewolf461627d ago

OMG....please tell me know. I was excited about the Highlander reboot till I just heard this. I had someone more like the guy that played Jaqen H’ghar from the Game of Thrones HBO series....Tom Wlaschiha I think is his name. He would be perfect....accent could be perfectly pulled off and he's got the look down, and the demeanor. It should also be someone relatively unknown. Before Highlander, who even knew who Christopher Lambert was. That also gives them more money to put toward actual film production, sets, and Special Effects. Don't even know if I want to fool with seeing it now.

Lord_Sloth1627d ago

MY GOD HE WOULD BE AMAZING IN THIS ROLE! That would be absolutely epic!

pompombrum1627d ago

Would love to see him in such a film.. he's one of my favourite characters in the series and definitely someone who deserves a big role.

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