Summit Wants Tom Cruise to Mentor 'Highlander' in Movie Reboot
It's been over a year since visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan was set to make his directorial debut on Highlander, a reboot of the film franchise of the same name that's set up at Summit Entertainment. Ryan Reynolds was once going to star in the film, but fell away from the project last summer. The hunt is still on to find someone to take the lead role, and they might get a boost to finding a big name, because The Wrap is looking to land a superstar for the role of Ramirez, the man who mentors and trains an immortal Scottish swordsman seeking revenge against a barbarian chasing him across time.
Tom Cruise is currently the target to take the role of Ramirez, but one of Cruise's representatives said the actor is "one of many projects that come to him" but he's "far from talks" as far as progress goes towards taking the role. If anything, this is probably one of those cases where an offer was floated to Cruise and it's been discussed briefly, but may not have any foundation in becoming a reality. That happens all the time in Hollywood. Still, the prospect of Cruise taken on a property like Highlander is interesting. But the question still remains as to what young star will take the lead role. Any ideas?