There can be only one…and he is Ryan Reynolds? The man who played Deadpool (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern has been cast as the lead in a new Highlander according to The Tracking Board. The site reports Reynolds will play Connor MacLeod and the remake is being directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
If you’re not familar…Christopher Lambert played the immortal warrior in century spanning feuds with others of his kind. Once you killed a fellow immortal you absorbed their energy and strength. The film showed Connor’s life in the 1500′s in the Scottish Highlands and in the present day. Sean Connery played his fellow immortal and mentor Ramirez. The film spawned sequels and television series and is known for music by Queen. Here’s a link to the trailer for the 1986 film. Here’s the trailer for Highlander Endgame which brought together Connor from the original film and Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul) from the television series.
What I always found ironic with the original film is that a Frenchman was cast as a Scotsman and the most famous Scotsman was cast as a Spaniard but I still loved it.