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Tom Cruise Courted For Highlander Reboot

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Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the Twilight and Divergent series, is set to reboot the Highlander franchise, and they hope to bring Tom Cruise in to play the mentor role once occupied by Sean Connery, according to TheWrap.

While the studio wouldn't comment for TheWrap, a representative for Cruise downplayed the reports while admitting that they are, in substance, true.

[Highlander] “is one of many projects that come to him and he discusses,” said the representative, adding that Cruise is “far from talks” and that “he is offered tons of projects.”

The 52-year-old megastar is currently filming the fifth Mission: Impossible film.

Snow White and the Huntsman Second Unit director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is set to make his feature directorial debut with Highlander. The report claims that the mentor role might be beefed up to accommodate Cruise if he were to accept the job.

Cruise previously worked with Summit Entertainment on Vanilla Sky, the 2001 drama that reteamed him with Jerry Maguire director Cameron Crowe.
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Re: Tom Cruise Courted For Highlander Reboot

Just give me a Scottish, Welsh, Irish or English actor for Connor MacLeod!!!!

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Re: Tom Cruise Courted For Highlander Reboot

That sounds awful. I can't picture Cruise being as good in that role as Connery. But at least he's not playing Connor MacLeod, that would be much worse. Fassbender should be the next Highlander, he has the accent and can play a badass to perfection.
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Re: Tom Cruise Courted For Highlander Reboot

I always thought gerad Butler could be a good Conner Macleod

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Re: Tom Cruise Courted For Highlander Reboot

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That sounds awful. I can't picture Cruise being as good in that role as Connery. But at least he's not playing Connor MacLeod, that would be much worse. Fassbender should be the next Highlander, he has the accent and can play a badass to perfection.
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I always thought gerad Butler could be a good Conner Macleod
Both are solid choices for MacLeod.

I'd like to throw Luke Evans in there as the Welsh candidate.

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Re: Tom Cruise Courted For Highlander Reboot

I was watching the first one yesterday so it's funny this thread popped up. When I was watching I thought Vin Diesal could be a awesome Kurrgan. Would also be a nice switch from the typical vin roles. Let him chew the scenery and his voice is perfect for the Kurrgan.

Clancy Brown is still the GOAT

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I was watching the first one yesterday so it's funny this thread popped up. When I was watching I thought Vin Diesal could be a awesome Kurrgan. Would also be a nice switch from the typical vin roles. Let him chew the scenery and his voice is perfect for the Kurrgan.

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He's certainly got that deep voice to match Brown. I'd be down with Vin playing Kurrgan, not sure he's got the time or interest in playing a villain though.

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Re: Tom Cruise Courted For Highlander Reboot

I could buy Diesel as Kurrgan.

Ray Stevenson might also be a good pick.
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Re: Tom Cruise Courted For Highlander Reboot

I'd like to see someone with more of an accent and exotic look take on the role. I like some of Cruise's films(The Last Samurai, Top Gun etc) but he just doesn't seem like a good fit to me.

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Re: Tom Cruise Courted For Highlander Reboot

Not exactly my first choice to play Juan Ramirez...

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