Yes, like everything under the sun, there will be a Highlander reboot. Clancy Brown, who played The Kurgan in the first Highlander film starring Christopher Lambert, wants to play the part of Ramirez (previously played by Sean Connery) in the upcoming reboot.
Clancy Brown recently talked with Total Film regarding his interest in the film.
“I remember they tried to make Highlander into a franchise, but the producers f—ed up; they were knuckleheads,” Brown said. “I think the reboot is going to be terrific. If they want to give me a cameo, I’ll play Sean Connery’s part, that’d be great!”
“We had some great fights on Highlander. I made great friends with Bob Anderson, the sword master on that, and he was the greatest guy. I was 25, he showed me how to be a gentleman. I didn’t really take,” Brown joked.
The Huntsman: Winter War’s Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is heading up the Highlander reboot and is on board to direct. Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista is rumored to play the villain. Ryan Reynolds was once interested in playing the lead, but he ended up dropping out. There are rumours that Tom Cruise might be interested in the role. For our money, we’d love to see Tom Hardy as Conner or Duncan MacLeod.
I’m Duncan MacLeod, born four hundred years ago in the Highlands of Scotland. I am Immortal and I am not alone. For centuries, we’ve waited for the time of the Gathering, when the stroke of a sword and a fall of a head will release the power of the Quickening. In the end, there can be only one.
The plot of the first film: When the mystical Russell Nash (Christopher Lambert) kills a man in a sword fight in a New York City parking lot, he leaves a sliver of an ancient weapon lodged in a car in the process. After brilliant forensics specialist Brenda Wyatt (Roxanne Hart) recovers evidence of the mysterious weapon, she and her partner, Lt. Frank Moran (Alan North), embark on an investigation Of Nash that will land them in the middle of a dangerous, centuries-old feud between powerful immortals.