Tue
May 22 2012 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Connor MacLeod Might Regenerate Into Ryan Reynolds

Though we were told by Sir Sean Connery “there can be only one,” there have been a whole gaggle of immortals running through the insane Highlander series. Now, we hear the reboot might include Ryan Reynolds as Connor MacLeod. We’re not sure Christopher Lambert approves...

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3 comments
James Whitehead
1. KatoCrossesTheCourtyard
The Kurgan agrees with Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez that there can be only one so let's keep it that way.

Kato

PS - Only Sean Connery could get away with being a Spainard with a Scottish accent. ;-)
Hedgehog Dan
2. Hedgehog Dan
Agree. There is only one Highlander, which is still enjoyable and immersive, IMO. And resonating, too.

I can always rewatch the original, so, why bother with a new one? I don't think that the world of 80s are that far that we cannot relate characters living in that time. Connery, Brown, Kamen, Queen and Lambert, they make the movie enchanting. There are remakes and reboots, that are justified - i.e. remaking King Kong with CGI-orgy -, and there are these attempts. They might can create better CGI for quickening, but the original had such an atmosphere...

...partially, maybe, because it was original.
Hedgehog Dan
3. wizard clip
@Kato: But wasn't Ramirez actually Egyptian? Who knows, maybe the ancient egyptian accent is indistinguishable from the scottish accent.

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