The Highlander remake has been in development for a while now. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was originally attached to direct with Ryan Reynolds set to lead. That kind of petered out and currently, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is on board and hopes to make his feature debut with the film. That’s not all, though, as TheWrap is reporting tonight that Tom Cruise is being eyed for the mentor role, which Sean Connery played in the original.
Now, it’s important to note that nothing official has happened just yet, Cruise is simply the studio’s first choice. And, considering that the actor is in pretty high demand, it’s not likely that this will pan out. It’s not only the first time director that would probably push the mega movie star away, but also the fact that this is a supporting role, which we don’t often see Cruise take on.
Honestly, I’d be shocked if this happened. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against this remake, and I think that the role would be a desirable one for most actors. It’s just that nothing about this project seems like it would appeal to someone like Tom Cruise. Then again, stranger things have happened, so who knows?
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