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Ryan Reynolds being considered for ‘Highlander’ reboot

By Daniel S Levine,

Ryan Reynolds is reportedly being considered for the starring role in Lionsgate-Summit’s potential reboot of the fantasy series Highlander.

Variety first reported the news on Friday, stressing that it is still not known if the Safe House actor has received a formal offer for the part. Still, sources for the publication say that Reynolds is considering the project among several others and can still decide to take another film on instead of Highlander.

According to AceShowBiz, Lionsgate-Summit has hired Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the director of 2007’s 28 Weeks Later. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway will be working on the film’s script.

Neal Moritz and Peter Davis will be producing the film under Mortiz’s Original Film banner. Enrique Lopez and Belen Atienza will also produce.

It’s unclear what the plot for the new film will be. The original was released in 1986 and centered on an immortal swordsman who battles other immortals and starred Christopher Lambert in the lead role. It featured the famous tagline, “There can only be one.” Several sequels followed, as did a spin-off TV series, notes CinemaBlend.

Reynolds has several projects in the pipeline, including R.I.P.D. and Deadpool. Last year, he starred in Green Lantern, which bombed at the box office. Earlier this year, though, he had a hit with Safe House with Denzel Washington.

You can check out the trailer for the original film here.

 
 

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