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Tom Cruise Might Modernize Highlander, Get The Specifics

3 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With the Highlander reboot back on track with a new director, it was only a matter of time before new casting rumors began to emerge. Now that process has begun, and the production seems to be aiming very high with their first targeted actor: the legendary Tom Cruise. While there aren't any actual negotiations going on just yet, The Wrap is reporting that Highlander has taken an interest in Tom Cruise to play the mentor role played by Sean Connery in the original. Insiders have pegged the actor as Summit's top choice for the part, and even have noted that the character's role would even possibly be expanded just to fully take advantage of Cruise's star power. The idea would be that Cruise would be teamed up with a younger actor playing Connor MacLeod, the immortal Highlander looking for revenge against a barbarian known as The Kurgan. Before you get »

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Tom Cruise Wanted For Highlander Reboot

3 hours ago | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Plans for a Highlander reboot have been doing the rounds for years now, with Ryan Renyolds once in line to take on the lead role of immortal Scottish warrior Connor McCloud, and both Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) and Juan Carlo Fresnadilo (28 Weeks Later) both attached, and ultimately passing, on the project. A new director for the cult classic urban fantasy has been found in the form of visual effects artist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, making his directorial debut. Now the studio behind the project, Summit Entertainment, have set their sights on an epic piece of cast, with The Wrap reporting that Tom Cruise is being courted to play McCloud's mentor Ramirez, originally played by Sean Connery. It's an ambitious aspiration, considering how big a star Cruise is, and if they do manage to bag him for the role, it will definitely raise the profile of the beleaguered project. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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'Highlander' Reboot Wants Tom Cruise for Sean Connery Role

4 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Summit Entertainment is courting Tom Cruise to star in their upcoming Highlander reboot as Juan Ramirez, the character played by Sean Connery in the original Highlander. Ramirez served as a mentor to Connor McLeod (Christopher Lambert) in the 1986 film that spawned the long-running Highlander franchise.

The Wrap reports that it isn't exactly known if Tom Cruise is even interested in the role, since he is currently shooting Mission: Impossible 5 and he isn't focusing on future projects at the moment. A rep for the actor acknowledged that he has been approached for the remake, although they are "far from talks" on the project. A rep for Summit made it clear that negotiations are not under way yet, but didn't deny that Tom Cruise was their top choice.

If Tom Cruise does in fact sign on at some point, the Juan Ramirez mentor role will likely be enhanced to fit a star of the actor's caliber, »

- MovieWeb

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They Want Who For Connery's 'Highlander' Role?

5 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Well, you can't fault them for aiming high.

Even though it's unlikely to go anywhere, The Wrap is reporting that the producers of the Highlander remake are trying to court none other than Tom Cruise to play the mentor role in the film. In the original movie, the character was named Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez and was played by a certain iconic Scot named Sean Connery. Connery was quite a "get" for that production, though it was probably made easier thanks to the fact that his career had plateaued by the early to mid-1980s.

Cruise's career, however, has been on an upswing ever since Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol. That film did fantastic numbers, revived the franchise, and brought Cruise back into the A-list. Perhaps if the Highlander people had reached out to him in the middle of his couch-jumping, public relations downward spiral a few years back they could've nabbed him for this, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Tom Cruise To Lead "Highlander" Reboot?

7 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Tom Cruise is reportedly being courted to star in a reboot of the "Highlander" franchise at Summit Entertainment says The Wrap.

VFX supervisor and second-unit director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is set to make his feature directorial debut on the big-budget project. The reboot is expected to go back to the original 1986 film which starred Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod and Sean Connery as his mentor Juan Ramirez. Summit is said to be keen on Cruise playing the role Connery did.

The story followed an immortal Scottish swordsman on a quest for revenge against a barbarian who has chased him across time as they battle for 'The Prize'. The franchise that spawned ultimately consisted of five films, two TV series, several novels and various animated projects.

A Cruise representative says the project one of many on offer to him and he is "far from talks". Another insider says Summit is not in negotiations with Cruise, »

- Garth Franklin

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10 Obscure 2014 Films You Need To See

8 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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2014 was an exceptional year for blockbusters. Marvel proved that their superhero films were anything but one-trick ponies by following the paranoid conspiracy thriller vibe of Captain America: The Winter Soldier with the sharp-witted, rebellious sci-fi Guardians Of The Galaxy; Tom Cruise completed his career rehabilitation after Sofagate by starring alongside Emily Blunt in wildly inventive action film Edge Of Tomorrow; the X-Men franchise got back on track with Days Of Future Past; and that fourth Transformers film, um, happened. Less said about that the better.

With all that popcorn fodder vying for your attention, and with Hollywood unleashing their big guns even before the summer window has fully been cracked, it’s possible your attention was drawn away from some of the smaller, more interesting cinematic releases of the year. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. We all like shiny things, like explosions and Sebastian Stan’s glittering eyes. »

- Tom Baker

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Tom Cruise being sought for Sean Connery's role in the Highlander reboot

8 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While a Highlander remake has been in development for some time, there hasn't been much word on the street since Ryan Reynolds left the project early last year. Well, it's about that time and the latest casting buzz is that Tom Cruise is being approached for the role Sean Connery made so popular in the original. I'm sure there are literally dozens of options for Cruise once he wraps up Mission Impossible 5, but if he sees what he likes and is itching to work with first »

- Sean Wist

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Tom Cruise wanted for Highlander reboot

9 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Cruise is being courted to star in Summit Entertainment's Highlander reboot.

The actor is wanted for a role similar to Sean Connery's in the original 1986 film, reports The Wrap.

A representative for Cruise said that the film is one of "tons" of offers and that he is "far from talks".

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will direct the film, intended to relaunch the franchise about a race of warring immortals.

Connery played Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, immortal mentor to Christopher Lambert's Connor MacLeod.

Cruise has most recently been shooting Mission: Impossible 5.

Watch a trailer for Highlander below: »

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Tom Cruise is being courted for the Highlander reboot

13 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to TheWrap, Summit Entertainment is looking to court Tom Cruise for the role of Juan Ramirez in the Highlander reboot. The role was last played by Sean Connery.

The site notes that, while Cruise is very much on the studio’s radar for the part, “the interest appears to be one-sided.” Cruise, who starred in this year’s sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow, is often offered big projects,is “far from talks” for this Highlander film, and isn’t focused on future films right now, as he’s busy working on Mission: Impossible 5.

TheWrap notes that the role could very well be beefed up to accommodate a bigger star like Cruise, who doesn’t take smaller, supporting roles very often.

Highlander is being helmed by first-time director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, from a script by Melissa Rosenberg. The project is taking shape under producers Peter Davis, Neal H. Moritz and Justin Lin. »

- James Garcia

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Highlander reboot: Tom Cruise targeted to co-star

14 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Cruise has been linked with the Sean Connery mentor role in the new take on Highlander...

Here's one from our Never-Saw-That-Coming-Dept. The planned reboot of the Highlander movie series, that Summit Entertainment is working on, is targeting Tom Cruise for one of its leading roles.

The Wrap reports that Cruise is being earmarked for the mentor role in the new Highlander, the part that Sean Connery took on in the original film. One of Cruise's representatives admitted that Highlander is "one of many projects that come to him and he discusses", noting that the actor is "far from talks". Furthermore, Cruise has been "offered tons of projects".

Which doesn't sound quite so promising. Given that Tom Cruise is still taking on pretty much exclusively leading man roles - he's currently filming Mission: Impossible 5 with director Christopher McQuarrie - it seems unlikely that the part in Highlander is something that would appeal. »

- simonbrew

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Tom Cruise Being Eyed For Highlander Remake

18 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Highlander remake has been in development for a while now. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was originally attached to direct with Ryan Reynolds set to lead. That kind of petered out and currently, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is on board and hopes to make his feature debut with the film. That’s not all, though, as TheWrap is reporting tonight that Tom Cruise is being eyed for the mentor role, which Sean Connery played in the original.

Now, it’s important to note that nothing official has happened just yet, Cruise is simply the studio’s first choice. And, considering that the actor is in pretty high demand, it’s not likely that this will pan out. It’s not only the first time director that would probably push the mega movie star away, but also the fact that this is a supporting role, which we don’t often see Cruise take on. »

- Matt Joseph

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Summit Courts Tom Cruise to Play Sean Connery Mentor Role in Highlander Reboot

18 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Summit has been developing a Highlander reboot for years now but there were a few bumps in the road.  Last year, the studio hired visual effects artist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to make Highlander his feature directorial debut.  Now Summit has set their sights on their dream casting centerpiece: Tom Cruise.  The Wrap reports the studio is courting Cruise to play the mentor role that Sean Connery took on in the 1986 film.  Cruise is busy shooting crazy stunts for Mission: Impossible 5, so it's unclear if the in-demand actor is interested.  A Cruise representative is direct that the actor is "far from talks" for Highlander: "He is offered tons of projects."  At the very least, this suggests Summit has higher aspirations for the property than I would have guessed.  If they do land Cruise, I picture the rest of the casting falling into place sooner than later so Summit can rachet up the development process. »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Rumor: ‘Highlander’ Reboot Producers Want Tom Cruise

18 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

“There can be only one (sexiest man alive)!” There is going to be a Highlander reboot, and the producers reportedly want Tom Cruise to be in the film. But he wouldn’t be the hero who learns that his own strange birthright automatically enrolled him in a violent game amongst immortals competing for the ultimate price. […]

The post Rumor: ‘Highlander’ Reboot Producers Want Tom Cruise appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Tom Cruise Sought For Sean Connery Role In Forever Developing 'Highlander' Remake

18 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The proposed "Highlander" remake has been cooking through the development process for a few years now. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later," "Intruders") was attached at one point, and then Ryan Reynolds was bandied about to lead, but both names drifted away. Then, last fall, visual effects supervisor and second unit director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan signed on to helm in what would be his feature debut, and now it appears Summit Entertainment want a big name to anchor the redo. The Wrap reports that the studio is seeking Tom Cruise to take on the Sean Connery mentor role in their redo. All the sources stress that this is, at most, a wish on behalf of the studio, with the actor's own reps noting he's busy with "Mission: Impossible 5" at moment, and that Cruise tends to have a lot of things on his desk to look at. And frankly, this probably isn't the most enticing prospect. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tom Cruise Being Courted To Star In Highlander Reboot

19 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

There can be only one! Or, y'know, someone else if they turn you down. The Wrap are reporting that the Highlander reboot is very much back on at Summit Entertainment under first-time director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, and the man they want to fill the shoes of the Sean Connery character from the original film is none other than action movie megastar, Tom Cruise. Apparently things are one-sided for the moment though, with a rep for Cruise telling the site that this project is "one of many that come to him", adding that the actor is "far from talks." So no actual negotiations to speak of, but when Cruise wraps on Mission Impossible 5 it'll be one of many possibilities for him. A supporting role like this wouldn't usually be what Cruise would go for though he has dabbled in the past, in movies such as Magnolia and Interview With The Vampire...though »

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Summit Wants Tom Cruise For Highlander

20 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Summit’s attempt to mount a new version of 1986’s action fantasy Highlander has been through the development wringer, with multiple script drafts and several directors attached before dropping off. The studio is hoping to give the film a kick up the casting chain, eyeing Tom Cruise to take over the mentor role originally played by Sean Connery.Don’t expect to see Cruise practising a Scots brogue any time soon, though: according to The Wrap’s sources, this is still merely wishful thinking on Summit’s part, and Cruise is the sort of big name that everyone approaches first anyway.Still, it could be an interesting development if he decides he’s up for it, guiding whoever takes over as main man Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert in the original films) through his battle to become the lone immortal stalking the Earth. Or whatever variant on the story current director »

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Larry Wilmore’s new Comedy Central show renames itself 'The Nightly Show' — debuting Jan. 19

21 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Larry Wilmore’s new Comedy Central show renames itself 'The Nightly Show' — debuting Jan. 19 Wilmore says “The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore,” the original title, “became complicated” when Fox announced in August that it was remaking its 2002 Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise film “Minority Report” as a TV series. “The last thing you want is brand confusion,” Wilmore tells the NY Times, adding: “It was never intended to be a show only about minorities. It’s a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.” »

- Norman Weiss

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Señor Fenix is in Search of Buck Rogers!

18 November 2014 6:07 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Whither Buck ?

Hola Gente, tis I Señor Fenix, he who must be obeyed!

In the wake of Guardians of the Galaxy I started to reflect on the pop culture landscape.  At a recent visit to Midtown Comics I noticed a pile of Dynamite Comics.  Dynamite is a label that publishes a few cool new titles and some really old licenses.  They were the ones that noticed that John Carter of Mars was public domain in the United States and thus we were treated to dozens of covers with large breasted naked Dejah Thorises.  Because of course, that’s what the comic book fans supposedly want.

So anyway….

One of the comics they publish is Buck Rogers.  This is based on the old newspaper comic strip that was a big deal in the 1930s and 40s.  Baby Boomers remember the Daffy Duck parody "Duck Dodgers" and later the 1970s Star Wars »

- Latino Review

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Everything wrong with "Edge of Tomorrow" is that not enough people saw it

14 November 2014 11:29 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Despite being one of the most fun action movies of 2014, “Edge of Tomorrow” only gave a middling box office return. Probably due to awful...just awful...marketing. Sure, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a dozen science-fiction tropes. Sure, the third act kind of falls apart. Sure, it’s got Tom Cruise in it. But even with all these faults, Cinema Sins likes this movie in spite of themselves. »

- Donna Dickens

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When bad marketing happens to great projects: 'Edge of Tomorrow,' 'Terriers' & more

14 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last night, I finally got around to watching "Edge of Tomorrow" — or, as it's been retitled for home video, "Live. Die. Repeat." (Much more on that in a minute.) I had heard good things from friends and fellow critics, several of whom called it their favorite film of this past summer, and it was as they promised: funny and clever and absolutely kick-ass, with great performances from Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton, and a very wise pivot of the usual Tom Cruise persona to acknowledge that many of us would probably enjoy seeing him humiliated, injured and killed as often as possible in a big-budget movie. How, I wondered, had a big-budget sci-fi action film  with a star as relatively big as Cruise still is, and as well-made as this was, have been such a box office disappointment? I went on Twitter to ask for theories, and while a few »

- Alan Sepinwall

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