Are they fucking kidding? Ryan Reynolds as a Scottish immortal? Who are they going to get to play the Sean Connery role? Will Reynolds be rocking the kilt? Will they troll the geeks by revealing all of the immortals come from another planet at the end of the first movie? Will Summit actually put some money behind this or they will go cheap like they did with Twilight thus making the movie look like a two hour version of the TV show? Can Reynolds even do a Scottish accent without sounding ridiculous?
The Highlander fans have been through enough guys. Leave these poor bastards alone, I don’t think they can take any more soul crushing disappointments when it comes to this franchise. Christ, was the Quickening not enough? Was End Game not enough? Or the one with that part where it looked like the dude from the TV show and Christopher Lambert were about to kiss? Highlander fans have suffered enough. Let them die in peace. In the name of all that is good, show these withered souls an ounce of mercy Summit. There is no need to torment a fanboy when he/she is already a broken and empty shell. Show some fucking decency to your fellow humans. No one on this planet needs any more Highlanders, especially Highlander fans.
I bet Ryan Reynolds’ McCleod won’t even come from Scotland. They won’t even mention Scotland. I seriously would not put it pass a studio to have a movie called Highlander and not even have one scene in the Scottish Highlands in it. Kind of like how Disney decided to adapt Princess of Mars and desperately tried to ignore the fact that the movie took place on Mars. Then they renamed it to John Carter when no one knew who the fuck John Carter was, nor did they try to explain who the fuck John Carter was. So everyone saw the trailer and said: “Man they made a movie about John Carter! Who the fuck is John Carter?” Or when the Total Recall remake didn’t take place on Mars when the only thing anyone remembers about Total Recall was it was about Arnold on Mars and it had a woman with three breasts in it. Kind of like that.
But let me try and be helpful here. Here are the things that people remember about the original Highlander movie. That kick ass Queen song, Princes of the Universe. There will only be one. People getting their head chopped off with a sword. Sean Connery. And finally, that guy who played Raiden in the Mortal Combat movie was in it.
In order to make a successful Highlander remake, you will need people getting their heads chopped off, there will only be one and the Queen song wouldn’t hurt. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to sit here and wait for the inevitable remake of Adventures in Babysitting. THOR!!!!!!!!