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Tom Cruise to play Ramirez in Highlander reboot?

November 20th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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Could the oft-mentioned Highlander reboot be close to having its mentor figure?

Rumour is that Summit Entertainment is looking for Tom Cruise to play the character of Juan Ramirez in the upcoming Highlander reboot directed by first-timer Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.

The role of Ramirez was of course played by the great Sean Connery in the original movie and its sequel.

Rumours are that, should Cruise bite, the role could become more significant than it was in the original movie. Cruise’s representative said that: “Highlander is one of many projects that come to him [but he is] far from talks… he is offered tons of projects.”

Director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan was a second unit director and visual effects supervisor on Snow White and the Huntsman. Art Marcum, Melissa Rosenberg and Matt Holloway wrote the script while Justin Lin will executive produce – he was previously tipped to direct.

There can be only (another) one…

Source: The Wrap

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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….