There Can Be Only One 'Highlander' and It Might Be Ryan Reynolds
Though the actor has already taken over two different comic book characters in both the Marvel and DC universes, it looks like Ryan Reynolds is ready to take over yet another high profile franchise. Variety reports Reynolds is currently the front runner to take the lead role in the remake of Highlander from director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intruders). The original epic fantasy (starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery) had our hero battling an unstoppable barbarian who covets the power gained from there being only one of near-immortal beings left alive. However, plot details on the remake are now under wraps.
Though it seems like Reynolds has been pretty busy lately, he actually hasn't committed to any new projects since his turn in Safe House with Denzel Washington (though he was already set to voice a speedy snail in Turbo). I'm not sure Reynolds is the right guy for Highlander, though his sword skills are already in tune after playing a piss poor version of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. We're not even sure about the tone or style of the remake as the script (originally from Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway) has been revealed to be re-written by The Twilight Saga screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, and while that seems disconcerting at first, the writer also scripted several episodes of the fantastic drama series "Dexter" on Showtime. It's not clear if an offer is out to Reynolds or if he would even take the role, but stay tuned.