There Can Be Only One ‘John Wick’ Director For the ‘Highlander’ Reboot

by Britt Hayes November 22, 2016 @ 12:31 PM
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John Wick directing duo Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are gradually taking over Hollywood’s action films, becoming two of the most wanted names in the industry. When Tim Miller vacated the director’s chair on Deadpool 2, there was only one correct solution: Hire one of the John Wick guys. Leitch landed that gig, which leaves Stahelski free to take on another potential blockbuster — the long-long-long-developing Highlander reboot.

Did the ‘Highlander’ Reboot Just Cast Dave Bautista as the Villain? If So, We’re into It

by Britt Hayes February 12, 2015 @ 5:52 PM
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There have been plenty of rumors swirling around the upcoming (and long-gestating) Highlander reboot. As you’ll recall, a while back it was rumored that Summit was gunning for Tom Cruise to play the mentor role originated by Sean Connery in the 1986 film. Today’s rumor is a bit more reliable: Guardians of the Galaxy actor and wrestling superstar Dave Bautista has been cast as the villainous Kurgan. And you know, that sounds about right.

'Highlander' Reboot Seeks Tom Cruise for Sean Connery Role

by Britt Hayes November 19, 2014 @ 9:51 PM
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The ‘Highlander’ reboot has been developing for a long, long time now. How long? Ryan Reynolds was once attached to star when we might have been interested in such a thing. And while we all know there can be only one, and there can certainly be only one Sean Connery, it seems like this ‘Highlander’ reboot is picking up steam again, with Tom Cruise being sought for the role originated by Connery.

'Highlander' Remake Lands First-Time Director

by Nick Romano October 29, 2013 @ 9:45 AM
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Summit Entertainment's planned 'Highlander' remake has hit a few snags along the way, with Ryan Reynolds dropping out of the lead role and Justin Lin having vacated the director's chair in favor of 'Fast and Furious 6.' However, the project is slowly but surely getting back on track, and has hired a first-time director to man the helm.

'Highlander' Remake Looking for New Director

by Damon Houx November 30, 2012 @ 8:30 PM
20th Century Fox
Insert "There can be only one director" jokes here. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of '28 Weeks Later' and last year's 'Intruders,' was set to direct a 'Highlander' remake with Ryan Reynolds attached to star. It looks like he and production company Summit have made a decision to see other people as he's now leaving the project. But what does that mean for the 'Highlander' remake/reboot/whatever it ends up being?

Ryan Reynolds To Star in 'Highlander' Reboot?

by Mike Sampson May 18, 2012 @ 2:10 PM
20th Century Fox
Ryan Reynolds has not had an easy time with franchises. He's the kind of handsome, charismatic and blandly likeable actor you'd think would be leading his own action franchise by now but despite a few attempts - his 'Blade' spinoff went nowhere, 'Deadpool' continues to go nowhere and the less said about 'The Green Lantern' the better - has come up empty.
But if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Enter: 'Highlander.'

'Bioshock' Movie Dead, Director Moves On to 'Highlander' Reboot

by Melissa Molina March 23, 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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It's not easy being Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and we mean that sarcastically. The '28 Days Later' director has been handed every other major remake or adapted property from here to kingdom come. Thankfully and or sadly, whichever you choose, that also means that he can't take on every project that goes his way. He's done this before with 'The Crow' and is now taking similar action to another production he's attached to.