From Journeyman to Highlander? Sure, why not. Or at least, that’s the casting couch rumor of the day according to the blokes over at Joblo.com, who has it on good authority — okay, so maybe not — that McKidd has mentioned, seemingly “off the cuff”, that he’s been “approached” to pick up the broadsword in Summit Entertainment’s planned remake of “Highlander”. You know, the first one? Not the one about how they’re aliens from the planet Endor, or the other one where they’re monks hiding in the Count of Monte Cristo’s dungeon, or that idiotic one where they’re bad extras from a bad version of “The Road Warrior”. Yeah, the first one. The only one worth watching.
Anyhoo, here’s what someone told Joblo:
JoBlo reader ‘Lynchy’ tells us that actor – and actual Scotsman – Kevin McKidd (HBO’s “ROME”, DOG SOLDIERS) was just on Dublin radio, and mentioned he’d been approached by the production company about starring in the film. We don’t know much more than that, but the producers did previously mention they would include medieval Scotland in their version of the story. And McKidd may have some time on his schedule after the termination of his “JOURNEYMAN” series.
Yeah, not real solid, this one. But you know what, I could see McKidd in the role. He’s certainly physical enough (the guy is huge), and he’s Scottish enough (he actually is a Scot). So, you know, the accent wouldn’t be so absurd knowing he isn’t affecting it.
But you know what would be better? Not remaking the damn movie in the first place.