Ryan Reynolds is Conner MacLeod in Highlander reboot

Green Lantern’s Ryan Reynolds to take on Christopher Lambert’s role in a Highlander reboot. Can there be only one?

Highlander Ryan Reynolds reboot

Highlander Ryan Reynolds reboot
Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod in 1986's Highlander

Fresh from such heavyweight genre landmarks as Green Lantern and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ryan Reynolds has signed up to play Conner MacLeod, the title character in The Highlander for 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo‘s reboot of the Eighties fantasy epic.

Christopher Lambert – the original Conner MacLeod – wasn’t exactly an obvious choice, and neither was Sean Connery as Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, so Reynolds is at least consistent with that.

So, what do you think of a new Highlander movie, or can there be only one?