Variety: Ryan Reynolds eyed for ‘Highlander’

21 05 2012

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Lionsgate-Summit high on thesp, who’s still weighing other offers

By JUSTIN KROLL

The franchise’s motto is “there can be only one,” and Lionsgate-Summit seems to have found the man to be the next “Highlander.”

Ryan Reynolds has emerged as the front-runner to topline the reboot, and though it’s unclear whether an actual offer has been made, sources tell Variety that both sides are in talks and are very interested in working together. Insiders add that Reynolds is weighing other offers and that could still pursue another project.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is on board to direct with Neal Moritz and Peter Davis producing through Moritz’s Original Film banner along with Enrique López Lavigne and Belen Atienza. Justin Lin and RCR Media Group’s Rui Costa Reis and Eliad Josephson will exec produce.

Though plot details on this installment are vague, the original series followed an immortal swordsman who battled other immortal warriors through the centuries. Matt Holloway and Art Marcum penned the script.

Summit, a Lionsgate company, acquired the rights to remake the cult classic from Davis-Panzer Productions, Inc. in May of 2008.

The original film starred Christopher Lambert and spawned several sequels and a TV show.

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

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2 responses

21 05 2012
Jameson

My interest in this movie just went from absolutely zero to “relatively interested.” I don’t think I’ve seen a single Ryan Reynolds movie I didn’t like.

21 05 2012
Eagle-Eyed Editor

There can be only one. I would be interested to see what Ryan Reynolds would do with this part. But I would also like to see some of the other Highlander actors — Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield, Elizabeth Gracen, Jim Byrnes and Stan Kirsch — make cameo appearances.

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