Despite being pretty much box office poison these days, The Wrap is reporting that Tom Cruise is wanted to star in the upcoming reboot of Highlander. He won’t be playing Connor ‘The Highlander’ MacLeod but the role made famous by Sean Connery. So Cruise as a mentor character? I’d be all in for that; for the record I also totally loved Edge of Tomorrow and it’s one of my top movies of the year.
Check out what The Wraps has to say about it below:
There can only be one, and Tom Cruise is the one who Summit Entertainment is courting to play the Sean Connery mentor role in its “Highlander” reboot, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
At this point, the interest appears to be one-sided, as Cruise has been busy shooting “Mission: Impossible 5” and isn’t focused on future projects at the moment. Should Cruise decide to engage with the project, it’s possible that the mentor role could be beefed up to accommodate a star of his magnitude.
A representative for Cruise told TheWrap that “Highlander” is “is one of many projects that come to him and he discusses,” adding that Cruise is “far from talks” and that “he is offered tons of projects.”
A “Highlander” insider echoed that scepticism, making it clear that Summit “is not in negotiations with Tom Cruise,” though they didn’t deny that he was the studio’s choice to co-star.
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is set to make his feature directorial debut with the “Highlander” reboot, having served as second unit director and visual effects supervisor on “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
“Highlander” follows an immortal Scottish swordsman on a quest for revenge against The Kurgan, a barbarian who has chased him across time as they battle for an all-powerful Prize.
Personally, I doubt it’s going to happen; this is a project that has been stop/go for years but you never know…
Source: The Wrap