Ryan Reynolds quits ‘Highlander’ remake
Ryan Reynolds has decided to call it a day on the planned remake of the cult 80s movie Highlander.
According to The Wrap the actor who portrayed Green Lantern has dropped out of Highlander in which he was to play the lead role of Connor MacLeod.
This planned remake of Highlander has been in development for about five years now and has seen two changes of director in that time.
Justin Lin, who was originally attached back in 2009, left to direct Fast & Furious 6.
Lin was replaced by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo who departed the Summit Entertainment project last December following creative differences, in what was described as an “amicable” exit.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy Christopher Lambert, who originated the role of immortal swordsman Connor MacLeod for the original 1986 movie and its sequels said that reinvention on a remake of ‘Highlander’ would be key to its success.
He also advised filmmakers to avoid an “exact replica” of the original movie.
The original Highlander spanned five feature films and a spin – off television series, which focused on a descendant of Connor McLeod by the name of Duncan McLeod, who was played by Adrian Paul.
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