Green Lantern, Deadpool, HannibalKing…Highlander – there can only be one, and it’s apparently Ryan Reynolds. Variety is reporting that the in-demand hunk is currently the frontrunner to head up the remake of the 1986 cult favourite.
It was back in 2008 where a remake was first discussed. Justin Lin was attached to direct but subsequently dropped out as he became busy with the Fast and Furious franchise. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo then stepped into the role after leaving another proposed remake: The Crow.
No plot details have been revealed as of yet, but considering the round of eye-rolls that accompanied the announced revisit to begin with, I’m sure we can expect something else entirely if Reynolds is cast.
The former sitcom star has had a busy slate since 2008, having scored some of the most desirable roles imaginable. Reynolds is a very talented actor (see: Buried) but not only is he far from the correct fit for Highlander but he’s getting to the point of overexposure; tackling too many iconic characters.
We’ll see how things shake out but as of right now, not a single thing is exciting me about this project.