Ryan Reynolds Is Highlander

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Ryan Reynolds Is Highlander

by Phil de Semlyen |
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A double-dose of '80s reboot news to delight/horrify you this dank afternoon. Following on from some interesting **Starship Troopers news earlier, it's emerged that Ryan Reynolds will be kilting up to play Connor MacLeod in the new Highlander.

Reynolds' casting has circulated the rumour mill for a few weeks now, with Summit in talks with the Canadian, and that news is official: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's man is Green Lantern, Deadpool and him off **The Proposal **all wrapped neatly into one chiselled package.

He has the charisma, he has the physique and he's handy with a sword (as he demonstrated in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) but can he handle the dodgy French accent the expectations of Highlander's antique-but-still-dedicated fan base? Time will tell.

The screenplay comes from Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway who've teamed up with Twilight: Breaking Dawn scribe Melissa Rosenberg to nugget out the story, presumably scrawled in the blood of the immortals. Watch this space for more as we get it.

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