There can be only one... Highlander reboot!
Highlander tells the story of immortal warriors competing against each other, only defeatable by beheading. Scotsman Conner MacLeod has to deal with the negative aspect of being an immortal head on: seemingly killed in battle, he reawakens from the dead to find himself outcast from his community as some sort of demon. From now on, his life will consist of fight after fight for the chance to win ‘The Prize’- a true mortal life.
In Russell Mulcahy's 1986 film, French actor Christopher Lambert played MacLeod, with legendary Scotsman Sean Connery co-starring as his mentor, the Spanish nobleman Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez. Highlander has since achieved a sort of cult following and was succeeded by four sequels and a TV spin-off, none of which were successful.
Ryan Reynolds was initially attached to play the titular role, but dropped out for unnamed reasons.
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the director of zombie thriller 28 Weeks Later, was attached to helm the project but has since dropped out. It is believed that he and the studio - Summit Entertainment - could not agree on a treatment for the remake.
There have been talks of a 'Highlander' reboot for years now, and I think that’s a good idea. However, if it’s to be done in a unique way that can warrant sequels, we need to make it a trilogy.Highlander
The former Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds (aka Mr. Blake Lively) is no longer attached to play Connor MacLeod.Highlander
'28 Weeks Later' director departs 'Highlander' due to creative differences.Highlander
If you remember the original 'Highlander', you will cherish the memory of rugged Frenchman Christopher Lambert playing immortal Scotsman Conner MacLeod, who has to compete with other immortals for 'The Prize'.RoboCop