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Ryan Reynolds is Conor McLeod in Highlander reboot?! Seriously?!

June 27th, 2012 by Paddy 3 Comments

Once in a while a piece of news reaches us that makes such perfect sense that you can’t help but walk about all day with a cheesy grin on your face.

Now imagine hearing a piece of news that has totally the opposite effect.
That’s how the news that well known Scottish actor Ryan Reynolds will be playing Scotland’s own Conor McLeod in the remake of Highlander has been greeted. Dyed in the wool Glaswegian Reynolds `apparently almost choked on his haggis when he heard the news that he had won the role ahead of such clearly unsuitable fellow Scottish actors Dougray Scott, Kevin McKidd, Ewan McGregor and Gerard Butler.
After making noises that the role would definitely go to a Scottish actor, after the role was famously played in the original by Belgian French American Christopher Lambert, it would seem that no decision is too dumb for the powers-that-be in unnecessary remake world.
Reynolds is fast becoming the poor man’s Rob Schneider, ruining everything’s he ever touched, but he still gets cast in everything, his agent must be fantastic, but can the Marks and Spencer model shock everyone by making a successful franchise film?
There can be only one … who thinks this is a good idea.

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Paddy Ryan, like Buck Rogers, is a man out of time. He's a loose cannon haunted by his past who, when he's not making painful attempts at humour, is busy watching as many geeky films and TV shows as possible. An avid reader, he has vowed one day to start that novel he's been talking about for years. Born in the late 70s, he's an 80s kid at heart who sees nothing wrong with spending hours upon hours watching season three of Robin Of Sherwood. Jason Connery wasn't that bad you know! He's got a million ideas for comic books but thankfully doesn't know anyone with the time to draw them and call his bluff on that one! The Empire Strikes Back is his favourite film, Doctor Who is his TV show of choice and when it comes to books ... well that's a whole other story! I'm Paddy Ryan and you're not...