I know how everyone feels about reboots, but I always thought (and still do) that if there's one 1980s movie that was going to be rebooted, it should be HIGHLANDER. Not that there's anything wrong with the original - it's still a lot of fun and Sean Connery as a Spaniard by way of Scotland is always a pleasure.
But HIGHLANDER is a case of a story that might be too big for what it sets out to accomplish. It's a big story, with epic battles, centuries of strife, and it all ends in New York between two bitter enemies. With a bigger budget and more scale, HIGHLANDER could have been something quite different.
We knew the reboot was coming, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directing, but according to Variety, they may have found their Connor McCloud, and it looks like it might be Ryan Reynolds. He is apparently the frontrunner to star in the project, and while I am certain fans of the movies and series will make their opinions known on the matter, I think Reynolds is a solid choice. Maybe a bit safe, honestly, but he's physically capable, and after GREEN LANTERN (which, while a bad movie, benefits from Reynolds' earnest performance) he may be looking for a good solid franchise to be a part of.
So more importantly, who will play the Kurgan? My vote's for this guy.