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(Coming Soon)   When it comes to directors for the "Highlander" remake, there can be only... none?   (comingsoon.net) divider line 30
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2012-12-02 05:07:13 PM
I'll do it! Where do I sign-up?
 
2012-12-02 05:36:36 PM
No director = no pointless reboot = no problem!
 
2012-12-02 06:55:22 PM
This all seems terribly familiar.
 
2012-12-02 06:55:26 PM
Kenneth Branaugh. If you can't get him, don't make the reboot.
 
2012-12-02 07:08:29 PM
There should be no reboot until great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come. Also, no director of woman-born should take the job.
 
2012-12-02 07:12:37 PM
Does it take place 500 years ago on the planet Zeist.
 
2012-12-02 07:15:57 PM
i.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-12-02 07:38:10 PM
Who cares? The original Highlander is a stupid POS to begin with.

//For the record, I liked the Adrian Paul TV series, though.
 
2012-12-02 07:58:40 PM
I have high hopes for this. I really do.

The original script was condensed from an unpublished novel.

Ryan Reynolds, much like his affection towards Deadpool and the X-Men in general, is a huge Highlander fan. Because he's a giant geek who happens to look good enough to get into movies. Much like Thomas Jane.

Clancy Brown is doing a cameo. So is Christopher Lambert. That gives me more hope.

Funding isn't going to be an issue... it's the budget. They have Davis on there, and Panzer/Davis productions did the Series, so hopefully more realistic tendencies, and not having Russell Mulcahy say, "Kurgan should die and then A BIG DRAGON FIGHT! We don't have the budget?! PHOOEY!"

Adrian Paul may VERY WELL play Juan Sanchez Villa Lobos Ramirez (Yep. From memory). That would make my little geek heart explode. He WOULD be perfect for it....

I will not be happy unless The Kurgan is just as scrawny, malevolent and forged as the original. If there is a body-builder Kurgan, which is a detriment in melee armed combat, I will slunk in my chair due to NOT DOING THE RESEARCH.
 
2012-12-02 08:13:39 PM

Jedekai: I have high hopes for this. I really do.

The original script was condensed from an unpublished novel.

Ryan Reynolds, much like his affection towards Deadpool and the X-Men in general, is a huge Highlander fan. Because he's a giant geek who happens to look good enough to get into movies. Much like Thomas Jane.

Clancy Brown is doing a cameo. So is Christopher Lambert. That gives me more hope.

Funding isn't going to be an issue... it's the budget. They have Davis on there, and Panzer/Davis productions did the Series, so hopefully more realistic tendencies, and not having Russell Mulcahy say, "Kurgan should die and then A BIG DRAGON FIGHT! We don't have the budget?! PHOOEY!"

Adrian Paul may VERY WELL play Juan Sanchez Villa Lobos Ramirez (Yep. From memory). That would make my little geek heart explode. He WOULD be perfect for it....

I will not be happy unless The Kurgan is just as scrawny, malevolent and forged as the original. If there is a body-builder Kurgan, which is a detriment in melee armed combat, I will slunk in my chair due to NOT DOING THE RESEARCH.


Scrawny?
Clancy Brown was FAR from scrawny. His physical build allowed him to play Frankenstein right before Highlander. He was no Terminator, but he wasn't scrawny either.
 
2012-12-02 08:14:12 PM
Highlander was an awful movie. A French guy, who sounded super French playing a Scotsman, a Scotsman playing an Arab, a storyline that was just dumb, and the less said about the sequels the better.
 
2012-12-02 08:14:51 PM
People in their 30s need to let shiat go.
 
2012-12-02 09:49:58 PM
I just rewatched The Highlander and after thinking about it, especially in the context of a reboot, I realized it's not that great. Lambert is a black-hole of charisma and the whole thing is ridiculous. Honestly, without the awesome Queen soundtrack, it wouldn't be nearly as popular as it is.
 
2012-12-02 09:59:45 PM
I'll be "That Guy" and say it. I liked Highlander. It wasn't high art, but Clancy Brown was enough to carry the movie for me.

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2012-12-02 10:13:35 PM
Kevin McKidd as McLeod.
Antonio Banderas as Rameriez
Tom Hardy as Kurgan.

good story, done well in parts but poorly in other spots (like casting)
Ripe for a remake, I say!
 
2012-12-02 11:28:50 PM
Highlander's one of my absolute favorite Rifftrax, but it is a BAAAD movie. I actually think a remake could do it some good.

/best part about the original's the soundtrack
 
2012-12-02 11:36:15 PM
WTH is with the reboots?????????
 
2012-12-02 11:40:24 PM

Close2TheEdge: Who cares? The original Highlander is a stupid POS to begin with.

//For the record, I liked the Adrian Paul TV series, though.


HAHAHAHAHA YOU THE FUNNEH.

that show was crap in a way that could NEVER be outdone by a Spanish Zardoz with a Scottish accent...
 
2012-12-02 11:49:32 PM

Anthracite: WTH is with the reboots?????????


when everything fresh has been consumed, the animal eats its tail.
when the tail is gone, the animal eats the carrion...when the carrion is gone..REBOOT

see ROBOCRAP: RETHINKING THE REBOOT

ever met anyone who is a working writer in Hollyweird?
have drinks with a "real" writer for half an hour and you realize that if it's going to get made, it has to be
one part of one thing and two parts of another:

"it's like The Hustler meets Fistful of Dollars...IN SPACE!!"

then the producer looks at that and says "why don't we just make fistful of dollars then?"

now, when the bill comes, expect to pay it all because you've just had the privileged of meeting a working Hollyweird writer....on their tenth rewrite of "Handful of Heartache" or whtver the fark...

I'd whargble moar but I have a pitch meeting in 26 minutes and I have this scary feeling I might have to punch Gweneth Paltrow in the face....again...

Hollywood, like the America that surrounds it, is out of good ideas...
 
2012-12-02 11:57:13 PM
how that typo got in there i dunno
 
2012-12-03 12:16:26 AM

edip1976: Jedekai: I have high hopes for this. I really do.

The original script was condensed from an unpublished novel.

Ryan Reynolds, much like his affection towards Deadpool and the X-Men in general, is a huge Highlander fan. Because he's a giant geek who happens to look good enough to get into movies. Much like Thomas Jane.

Clancy Brown is doing a cameo. So is Christopher Lambert. That gives me more hope.

Funding isn't going to be an issue... it's the budget. They have Davis on there, and Panzer/Davis productions did the Series, so hopefully more realistic tendencies, and not having Russell Mulcahy say, "Kurgan should die and then A BIG DRAGON FIGHT! We don't have the budget?! PHOOEY!"

Adrian Paul may VERY WELL play Juan Sanchez Villa Lobos Ramirez (Yep. From memory). That would make my little geek heart explode. He WOULD be perfect for it....

I will not be happy unless The Kurgan is just as scrawny, malevolent and forged as the original. If there is a body-builder Kurgan, which is a detriment in melee armed combat, I will slunk in my chair due to NOT DOING THE RESEARCH.

Scrawny?
Clancy Brown was FAR from scrawny. His physical build allowed him to play Frankenstein right before Highlander. He was no Terminator, but he wasn't scrawny either.


Clancy totally whipped the shiat out of Vic Sage. Tossed him like a rag doll.
 
2012-12-03 01:22:20 AM
Years ago:

Friend: What's this about Highlander 2? At the end of #1, he gets the gift, right? Communion with all men or some such shiat? What'll they do to explain that away?
Me: Maybe it was just gas.
 
2012-12-03 02:20:00 AM
So without a director, will this be consigned to Hell where it belongs?
 
2012-12-03 07:51:22 AM
If anything could use a do-over it's Highlander. The movie is awful but one of the coolest premises ever.

For the record I feel the same way about Terminator.
 
2012-12-03 10:01:01 AM
not sure how they could surpass or even equal this scene . . .

Link

The things we consider sacred from our youth. I wonder though, is it so hard to see movies in the context of their time? or read books (lensmen series, John Carter of Barsoom, etc) in the same vein.



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\no sense of humor
 
2012-12-03 03:26:05 PM
Good, leave it.

Invent something new, or GTFO.
 
2012-12-03 06:55:09 PM

Mega Steve: I'll be "That Guy" and say it. I liked Highlander. It wasn't high art, but Clancy Brown was enough to carry the movie for me.

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/this is now a Clancy Brown thread...
 
2012-12-03 06:58:03 PM
Also, Holy Fark! He voices this guy?

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2012-12-03 09:41:25 PM

Haliburton Cummings: Close2TheEdge: Who cares? The original Highlander is a stupid POS to begin with.

//For the record, I liked the Adrian Paul TV series, though.

HAHAHAHAHA YOU THE FUNNEH.

that show was crap in a way that could NEVER be outdone by a Spanish Zardoz with a Scottish accent...


I liked it because Highlander was just about right for TV. The whole premise was pretty dumb, and on the big screen it was made even more so. Sorry, I thought it was pretty OK in the first few seasons. Never saw the last two, but I understand it went really downhill.

YRMV
 
2012-12-04 12:25:54 AM

Mega Steve: It wasn't high art, but Clancy Brown was enough to carry the movie for me.


Clancy Brown is enough to carry anything he wants to.

/I'd watch the shiat out of "Brother Justin: The Movie" no matter how much it sucked.
 
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