Kevin McKidd Offered Highlander Remake

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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.

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  • big bob

    Alec Baldwin as Ramirez…. perfect!!

    • Doug Comrie

      I would like to see Kevin McKidd as Connor. And I’d cast Russell Crowe as Ramirez… complete with pony tail.

      …and Mark Conan Stevens as the Kurgan !!

    • Doug Comrie

      I would like to see Kevin McKidd as Connor. And I’d cast Russell Crowe as Ramirez… complete with pony tail.

      …and Mark Conan Stevens as the Kurgan !!

  • big bob

    Alec Baldwin as Ramirez…. perfect!!

  • big bob

    Alec Baldwin as Ramirez…. perfect!!

    • Doug Comrie

      I would like to see Kevin McKidd as Connor. And I’d cast Russell Crowe as Ramirez… complete with pony tail.

      …and Mark Conan Stevens as the Kurgan !!

  • K Miles

    I perosnally wouldn’t mind to see this film remade mainly because it gives me fond memories as a kid watching this with my parents, however just a straight remake of this film would be very boring they need to add a twist coupled with a well thought out story line and make the prize really something worth fighting for. I thought Highlander and Highlander – End Game were OK movies however I would have to agree that the the story line overall and most certainly in II got messed up seem’s to me that someone couldn’t make up there mind when to end it and went off the plot a little.

    • Tseeley1984

      omg noo. do not change the original at all. true the others sucked, but i think all the new movies that they are remaking and ultimatly adding little twists and changes to blow. they end up loosing sight about what the true focus of the originakl was abot and produce a movie where the main amount of attention is givin to special effects

  • K Miles

    I perosnally wouldn’t mind to see this film remade mainly because it gives me fond memories as a kid watching this with my parents, however just a straight remake of this film would be very boring they need to add a twist coupled with a well thought out story line and make the prize really something worth fighting for. I thought Highlander and Highlander – End Game were OK movies however I would have to agree that the the story line overall and most certainly in II got messed up seem’s to me that someone couldn’t make up there mind when to end it and went off the plot a little.

  • K Miles

    I perosnally wouldn’t mind to see this film remade mainly because it gives me fond memories as a kid watching this with my parents, however just a straight remake of this film would be very boring they need to add a twist coupled with a well thought out story line and make the prize really something worth fighting for. I thought Highlander and Highlander – End Game were OK movies however I would have to agree that the the story line overall and most certainly in II got messed up seem’s to me that someone couldn’t make up there mind when to end it and went off the plot a little.

  • Matt

    Awesome he is a great choice anyone who has seen Rome knows McKidd is an amazing actor and is good in fight scenes. I would think it would be cool if Ramirez was played by Christopher Lambert, or if they could get Sean Connery back that would be cool. The Kurgan could be played Ray Stevenson who was in Rome with McKidd.

  • Matt

    Awesome he is a great choice anyone who has seen Rome knows McKidd is an amazing actor and is good in fight scenes. I would think it would be cool if Ramirez was played by Christopher Lambert, or if they could get Sean Connery back that would be cool. The Kurgan could be played Ray Stevenson who was in Rome with McKidd.

  • Matt

    Awesome he is a great choice anyone who has seen Rome knows McKidd is an amazing actor and is good in fight scenes. I would think it would be cool if Ramirez was played by Christopher Lambert, or if they could get Sean Connery back that would be cool. The Kurgan could be played Ray Stevenson who was in Rome with McKidd.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I dunno, I’m sure he’s good but I’d rather have Karl Urban play the role. Just my opinion. Ray Stevens as The Kurgen isn’t a bad choice though. Ramirez, I’m actually thinking a Spanish actor. How about Antonio Banderas? He can handle a sword, he can be charming, and he could give some serious weight to the piture.