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Old May 19 2012, 04:14 AM   #1
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Ryan Reynolds is Connor Macleod of Clan Macleod... WTF?

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Nordling here.
I know how everyone feels about reboots, but I always thought (and still do) that if there's one 1980s movie that was going to be rebooted, it should be HIGHLANDER. Not that there's anything wrong with the original - it's still a lot of fun and Sean Connery as a Spaniard by way of Scotland is always a pleasure.
But HIGHLANDER is a case of a story that might be too big for what it sets out to accomplish. It's a big story, with epic battles, centuries of strife, and it all ends in New York between two bitter enemies. With a bigger budget and more scale, HIGHLANDER could have been something quite different.
We knew the reboot was coming, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directing, but according to Variety, they may have found their Connor McCloud, and it looks like it might be Ryan Reynolds. He is apparently the frontrunner to star in the project, and while I am certain fans of the movies and series will make their opinions known on the matter, I think Reynolds is a solid choice. Maybe a bit safe, honestly, but he's physically capable, and after GREEN LANTERN (which, while a bad movie, benefits from Reynolds' earnest performance) he may be looking for a good solid franchise to be a part of.
So more importantly, who will play the Kurgan? My vote's for this guy.
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I like Ryan Reynolds but WTF? Are there no European actors left in Europe? Are there no French or Welsh Scottsmen available?
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Old May 19 2012, 04:23 AM   #2
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Re: Ryan Reynolds is Connor Macleod of Clan Macleod... WTF?

I always thought Ewan McGregor would have been perfect for a new Connor McCloud.
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Old May 19 2012, 04:31 AM   #3
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Reynolds is good; the Highlander movies weren't.
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Old May 19 2012, 04:45 AM   #4
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Re: Ryan Reynolds is Connor Macleod of Clan Macleod... WTF?

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I always thought Ewan McGregor would have been perfect for a new Connor McCloud.
I like that idea. Reynolds on the other hand, is definitely not someone I would have picked. I know he's British instead of Scottish, but I was thinking I could see Clive Owen as a pretty good connor Macleod.
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Old May 19 2012, 04:47 AM   #5
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Re: Ryan Reynolds is Connor Macleod of Clan Macleod... WTF?

Oh lord. I'd facepalm but I'd probably give myself brain damage.

This part needs a brooding actor. This guy couldn't brood if his life depended on it. C'mon Renolds, just go do the Deadpool movie already!

I dunno about you, but I know I've been looking forward to the Hip-Hop remix of Princes of the Universe.
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Old May 19 2012, 04:47 AM   #6
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Re: Ryan Reynolds is Connor Macleod of Clan Macleod... WTF?

Agreed, the movies weren't. the movie was. And just to name drop a rising flavor of the month, Michael Fassbender.
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Old May 19 2012, 04:50 AM   #7
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Re: Ryan Reynolds is Connor Macleod of Clan Macleod... WTF?

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Agreed, the movies weren't. the movie was.
yeah, the original film is great. the sequels however...bleh. though, i did like the Highlander anime film.
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Old May 19 2012, 05:57 AM   #8
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I always thought Ewan McGregor would have been perfect for a new Connor McCloud.
I like that idea. Reynolds on the other hand, is definitely not someone I would have picked. I know he's British instead of Scottish, but I was thinking I could see Clive Owen as a pretty good connor Macleod.


Yeah, Clive Owen would be good.
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Old May 19 2012, 06:13 AM   #9
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Re: Ryan Reynolds is Connor Macleod of Clan Macleod... WTF?

More of the same here

http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/69095089.html

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118054272


But please no.
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Old May 19 2012, 06:56 AM   #10
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Michael Fassbender would be great, too.
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Old May 19 2012, 07:13 AM   #11
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Gerard Butler for the Kurgan, surely. imagine that "THIS. IS. SPARTA!" voice screaming "There. can. only. be. one!"
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Old May 19 2012, 07:14 AM   #12
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Re: Ryan Reynolds is Connor Macleod of Clan Macleod... WTF?

i always thought Thomas Jane would make a good Connor. IMO he looks like like Christopher Lambert.
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Old May 19 2012, 07:38 AM   #13
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Thomas Jane is too old to play Connor. Technically, so is Ryan Reynolds. I would have preferred that they'd cast a young Scottish actor, like Richard Madden from Game of Thrones. I like Reynolds, but I can't really picture him as Connor MacLeod.
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Old May 19 2012, 08:09 AM   #14
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^Ryan Reynolds is too old? Mr. Babyface himself? Yoda, is that you?
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^Ryan Reynolds is too old? Mr. Babyface himself? Yoda, is that you?
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