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Is Dave Bautista set to play The Kurgan in the Highlander remake?

February 13th, 2015 by Marc 2 Comments

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They say it takes only one movie to help make a career, and for Dave Bautista, that was Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, the wrestler turned actor is not only going to be in the next James Bond movie, he’s been attached to play the big bad in the reboot of Highlander.

Bautista will play The Kurgan, the barbarian that stands between Connor MacLoed and the end of his journey. In the original highlander, it was Clancy Brown who played The Kurgan.

Director Cedric Nicolas Troyan has said: “We have to find that younger emerging guy, and surround him with a strong Kurgan, and an actor who shines as Ramirez the way Connery did in that film film.”

Source: Latinoreview


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….