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.
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.
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.
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.
It's been months since we've heard anything about the plotted 'Highlander' reboot, which may explain why the latest news isn't that positive. Ryan Reynolds was slotted to play the lead but has now left the project.
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/reboo
We know there can only be one but did it have to be Ryan Reynolds? The erstwhile Green Lantern and Deadpool (and that guy from Blade) has officially signed on to star in Lionsgate's 'Highlander' reboot after a few weeks of negotiation.
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