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2013-06-18 03:30:16 PM
getting saddled with Reynolds

Green Lantern aside, Reynolds is a famous Hollywood star. I would think that some up and coming director would kill to work with him.

why not cast somebody Scottish

Why start now?!?
 
2013-06-18 03:40:32 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: getting saddled with Reynolds

Green Lantern aside, Reynolds is a famous Hollywood star. I would think that some up and coming director would kill to work with him.

why not cast somebody Scottish

Why start now?!?


Hey, they had a Scotsman playing the Spaniard who was from Egypt in the original.
 
2013-06-18 04:24:35 PM
Another movie that is definitely not screaming for a remake.

Besides, no one else can be Kurgan.

And Freddie Mercury is dead.
 
2013-06-18 04:26:46 PM

Relatively Obscure: And Freddie Mercury is dead.


Lets just have the Foo Fighters remake It's a Kind of Magic. You know that would rock!
 
2013-06-18 04:28:43 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Relatively Obscure: And Freddie Mercury is dead.

Lets just have the Foo Fighters remake It's a Kind of Magic. You know that would rock!


I've never killed anyone before, but you're testing me.
 
2013-06-18 04:32:14 PM
Still better than a damn flashlight.
 
2013-06-18 05:00:46 PM
I'd like to see Kevin McKidd play The Highlander. It's about time a real Scotsman play the damn role.
 
2013-06-18 05:13:46 PM

Relatively Obscure: I've never killed anyone before, but you're testing me.


I'm a huge Queen fan and I want to hear Dave Grohl scream FRIED CHICKEN!!
 
2013-06-18 05:40:52 PM
Leave Highlander alone!
 
2013-06-18 06:00:42 PM
This can't turn out well.
 
2013-06-18 06:04:19 PM
I would vote for Angus McFadyen if they would get a real Scot
 
2013-06-18 06:16:33 PM
Why not finally give Highlander a proper sequel that's not filled with aliens or Mario van Peebles?
 
2013-06-18 06:40:06 PM

Relatively Obscure: Another movie that is definitely not screaming for a remake.

Besides, no one else can be Kurgan.

And Freddie Mercury is dead.


Vinnie Jones as the Kurgan:

userserve-ak.last.fm

Several possible leads:

Ewan McGregor, Gerard Butler, James McAvoy (gag),  Jonthon Rhys Meyers (yes, I know he's not Scottish), Daniel Craig, etc

But I personally would choose Kevin McKidd, because he was badass in Rome, and absolutely has the chops:

Freddie Mercury is dead, but who cares? They can always get Taylor Hicks to cover that song. Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway. What's to choose between one no-talent hack and another?
 
2013-06-18 06:45:17 PM

whistleridge: Freddie Mercury

[...] get Taylor Hicks [...] Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference

You are dead to me.
 
2013-06-18 06:45:20 PM
Funny, I just watched the beginning of "Wolverine" again last night on cable. Can someone tell me why they farked with the Deadpool character so hard?
 
2013-06-18 06:48:51 PM
For a movie that by definition doesn't lend itself to sequels, there sure are a lot. Maybe a remake is a better idea than another sequel.
 
2013-06-18 06:49:21 PM

Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Freddie Mercury [...] get Taylor Hicks [...] Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference

You are dead to me.


Now is that very nice? Here I am, taking the time and effort to troll JUST you, all special and all, and the only thanks I get is a 'you're dead to me'? Surely you can do better than that!

Here: not only did Mercury have mediocre talent, Brian May can't play the guitar any better than Miley Cyrus!
 
2013-06-18 06:51:57 PM

whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Freddie Mercury [...] get Taylor Hicks [...] Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference

You are dead to me.

Now is that very nice? Here I am, taking the time and effort to troll JUST you, all special and all, and the only thanks I get is a 'you're dead to me'? Surely you can do better than that!

Here: not only did Mercury have mediocre talent, Brian May can't play the guitar any better than Miley Cyrus!


Well, I DO feel pretty special, which is kinda ni-- no, dead.  Dead.  DEAD!  LalaIcan'thearyouyou'redeadlalalala
 
2013-06-18 06:58:28 PM
Why don't they just digitally remaster the sound from the original movie and rerelease it? The movie is still great. The sound (and by that I mean the sound effects SHING! SHING! SHING! and not the music) is awful.
 
2013-06-18 07:03:16 PM

whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Freddie Mercury [...] get Taylor Hicks [...] Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference

You are dead to me.

Now is that very nice? Here I am, taking the time and effort to troll JUST you, all special and all, and the only thanks I get is a 'you're dead to me'? Surely you can do better than that!

Here: not only did Mercury have mediocre talent, Brian May can't play the guitar any better than Miley Cyrus!


You went full troll. You NEVER go full troll.
 
2013-06-18 07:03:22 PM

Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Freddie Mercury [...] get Taylor Hicks [...] Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference

You are dead to me.

Now is that very nice? Here I am, taking the time and effort to troll JUST you, all special and all, and the only thanks I get is a 'you're dead to me'? Surely you can do better than that!

Here: not only did Mercury have mediocre talent, Brian May can't play the guitar any better than Miley Cyrus!

Well, I DO feel pretty special, which is kinda ni-- no, dead.  Dead.  DEAD!  LalaIcan'thearyouyou'redeadlalalala


Here, have a vastly better recording of Bohemian Rhapsody than those fools could ever have dreamed of doing (NSFWish video).
 
2013-06-18 07:05:27 PM

whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Freddie Mercury [...] get Taylor Hicks [...] Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference

You are dead to me.

Now is that very nice? Here I am, taking the time and effort to troll JUST you, all special and all, and the only thanks I get is a 'you're dead to me'? Surely you can do better than that!

Here: not only did Mercury have mediocre talent, Brian May can't play the guitar any better than Miley Cyrus!

Well, I DO feel pretty special, which is kinda ni-- no, dead.  Dead.  DEAD!  LalaIcan'thearyouyou'redeadlalalala

Here, have a vastly better recording of Bohemian Rhapsody than those fools could ever have dreamed of doing (NSFWish video).


I don't click on links from dead people.
 
2013-06-18 07:07:51 PM
WOO HO-

If you....think this news was good, think again- The Wrap reports that this actually helps the pr-


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2013-06-18 07:09:00 PM

whistleridge: Brian May can't play the guitar any better than Miley Cyrus!


That hack?  He's no better a physicist than Will Smith...

/"they said he's some kind of scientist"
//sounded like he was on some sort of mood-altering medication or street drugs, anyway
 
2013-06-18 07:11:23 PM

Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Freddie Mercury [...] get Taylor Hicks [...] Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference

You are dead to me.

Now is that very nice? Here I am, taking the time and effort to troll JUST you, all special and all, and the only thanks I get is a 'you're dead to me'? Surely you can do better than that!

Here: not only did Mercury have mediocre talent, Brian May can't play the guitar any better than Miley Cyrus!

Well, I DO feel pretty special, which is kinda ni-- no, dead.  Dead.  DEAD!  LalaIcan'thearyouyou'redeadlalalala

Here, have a vastly better recording of Bohemian Rhapsody than those fools could ever have dreamed of doing (NSFWish video).

I don't click on links from dead people.


So I guess you never watch any youtube videos of Freddie either, then?
 
2013-06-18 07:11:57 PM

Apos: WOO HO-

If you....think this news was good, think again- The Wrap reports that this actually helps the pr-


[img.fark.net image 297x350]


In case I haven't told you before, I have you favorited as "always has a picture for everything".
 
2013-06-18 07:12:25 PM

whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Freddie Mercury [...] get Taylor Hicks [...] Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference

You are dead to me.

Now is that very nice? Here I am, taking the time and effort to troll JUST you, all special and all, and the only thanks I get is a 'you're dead to me'? Surely you can do better than that!

Here: not only did Mercury have mediocre talent, Brian May can't play the guitar any better than Miley Cyrus!

Well, I DO feel pretty special, which is kinda ni-- no, dead.  Dead.  DEAD!  LalaIcan'thearyouyou'redeadlalalala

Here, have a vastly better recording of Bohemian Rhapsody than those fools could ever have dreamed of doing (NSFWish video).

I don't click on links from dead people.

So I guess you never watch any youtube videos of Freddie either, then?


Not FROM Freddie.
 
2013-06-18 07:15:25 PM
In other words, Highlander is failing because it has no true Scotsman, amirite?
 
2013-06-18 07:15:59 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Relatively Obscure: And Freddie Mercury is dead.

Lets just have the Foo Fighters remake It's a Kind of Magic. You know that would rock!


Phfffft. You blasphemer! You *know* that nobody but the Barenaked Ladies could do
that song justice.
 
2013-06-18 07:20:16 PM
Why would anyone want to be The Highlander anyway?

It was mediocre material that was elevated by an awesome villain and a kickass soundtrack.  It happened because it was the right combination of things at the right time.

/I cannot tell a lie, Princes of the Universe is and always will be on my running playlist but watching the videomakes me miss Freddie all the more.
 
2013-06-18 07:26:07 PM

whistleridge: But I personally would choose Kevin McKidd, because he was badass in Rome, and absolutely has the chops:


While the action direction was different from normal, he also showed great physical prowess in Bunraku.

His introduction was enough for me to know I would enjoy the rest of the film.

While I'm here, Adam Baldwin for the Kurgan.
 
2013-06-18 07:31:09 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-18 07:33:13 PM

fusillade762: Funny, I just watched the beginning of "Wolverine" again last night on cable. Can someone tell me why they farked with the Deadpool character so hard?


Because Origins was a sloppy cash grab made with no love for the source material?
 
2013-06-18 07:33:28 PM

Cookbook's Anarchist: While I'm here, Adam Baldwin for the Kurgan.


There can be only ONE Kurgan...

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-18 07:34:23 PM

digitalrain: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Relatively Obscure: And Freddie Mercury is dead.

Lets just have the Foo Fighters remake It's a Kind of Magic. You know that would rock!

Phfffft. You blasphemer! You *know* that nobody but the Barenaked Ladies could do
that song justice.


No, no, no....everyone knows that they are going to get Nickelback to cover the soundtrack featuring Skrillex.
 
2013-06-18 07:37:31 PM

Six_By_Nine: Why would anyone want to be The Highlander anyway?

It was mediocre material that was elevated by an awesome villain and a kickass soundtrack.  It happened because it was the right combination of things at the right time.

/I cannot tell a lie, Princes of the Universe is and always will be on my running playlist but watching the videomakes me miss Freddie all the more.


I love that song! Best part of the He-Man movie, hands down!

/might as well make this a full-on troll thread. A Highlander remake is nothing but a troll in itself.
 
2013-06-18 07:43:55 PM
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But be sure not to miss Ryan Reynolds in the latest Dreamworks craptacular with too many celebrity voices! He's a snail, mothereffers! So is Sam Jackson!
 
2013-06-18 07:44:00 PM

whistleridge: Freddie Mercury is dead, but who cares? They can always get Taylor Hicks to cover that song. Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway. What's to choose between one no-talent hack and another?


100 million Parsi's are going to come headhunting you for defaming one of India's greatest national treasures. Or just for putting his name in the same sentence as Taylor Hicks.
 
2013-06-18 07:44:25 PM

Relatively Obscure: whistleridge: Freddie Mercury [...] get Taylor Hicks [...] Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference

You are dead to me.


This. That has to be the most evil thing to say, in the history of the species.
 
2013-06-18 07:47:50 PM
wetmen.provocateuse.com
/I really have to do everything around here, don't I?
 
2013-06-18 07:48:09 PM
Me: "Isn't a shame they never made a sequel to Highlander."

Friend: "But they made a few..."

Me: "I SAID, ISN'T it a shame they NEVER MADE a sequel to Highlander!"
 
2013-06-18 07:50:36 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: But be sure not to miss Ryan Reynolds in the latest Dreamworks craptacular with too many celebrity voices! He's a snail, mothereffers! So is Sam Jackson!


Saw the trailer for this. If the glut of sequels and remakes weren't evidence enough, this movie is proof positive that Hollywood is out of ideas.

Sad thing is, the idea of a surprisingly fast racing snail isn't even farking original.
 
2013-06-18 07:57:14 PM
whistleridge:

Freddie Mercury is dead, but who cares? They can always get Taylor Hicks to cover that song. Most people probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway. What's to choose between one no-talent hack and another?

I did a double take... for some reason I thought you said Taylor SWIFT.

//I need new glasses.
 
2013-06-18 07:58:16 PM
I don't even think it would be possible to make a decent remake. Highlander was the epitome of cheesy 80s sci-fi. FFS, the opening sequence has a wrestling match with the Fabulous Freebirds.

The unbelievably hammy acting from the lead, Sean Connery phoning it in for a paycheck, the kickass soundtrack by Queen, you just can't recreate that.
 
2013-06-18 08:03:20 PM
They should get that kid from Twilight to replace him and maybe that one from Harry Potter, too.
 
2013-06-18 08:08:11 PM

stoli n coke: I don't even think it would be possible to make a decent remake. Highlander was the epitome of cheesy 80s sci-fi. FFS, the opening sequence has a wrestling match with the Fabulous Freebirds.

The unbelievably hammy acting from the lead, Sean Connery phoning it in for a paycheck, the kickass soundtrack by Queen, you just can't recreate that.


Is there actually a band that could do a soundtrack like Queen anymore?

/The animated series suffered without it.
//I didn't just make up a Highlander animated series, did I?
 
2013-06-18 08:10:38 PM

Shostie: Why not finally give Highlander a proper sequel that's not filled with aliens or Mario van Peebles?


Because the story was resolved by the end of the original.  The Immortals are dead, the villain is dead, McCloud got his revenge and is mortal and can have kids and he lives happily ever after with the girl.

I can see a remake, maybe, with the right people but there's no need for a sequel.  Any sequel.
 
2013-06-18 08:13:13 PM

Six_By_Nine: Is there actually a band that could do a soundtrack like Queen anymore?

/The animated series suffered without it.
//I didn't just make up a Highlander animated series, did I?


No, there was in fact a childrens cartoon based on an IP about a free-for-all, decapitation focused battle to the death.
 
2013-06-18 08:16:16 PM
Kevin McKidd would be a pretty fantastic choice, actually.

Vote Ray Stevenson for Kurgen.

/Bring back Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo!
 
2013-06-18 08:16:26 PM
Prepping for Deadpool, IMO.
 
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