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McKidd a Highlander?

08.21.2008

There can be only one! Unless there's another one...

As we learned a few months ago, a "reinvention" of the HIGHLANDER franchise is in the works courtesy of Summit, the company behind the (soon to be massively successful) TWILIGHT movie. But who might possibly be willing and able to don the kilt and wield the hefty blade once held by Christopher Lambert?

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.

In case you weren't aware, the indefatigable HIGHLANDER series revolves around a secret race of immortals who, over the course of centuries, constantly clash and cut each other's heads off with swords so they can absorb the special effects that spill from the decapitated bodies.

Extra Tidbit: McKidd was reportedly a favorite to play THOR before director Matthew Vaughn exited the project.
Source: JoBlo

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1:23AM on 10/23/2008

New highlander movie

I agree with most of the comments about the new Highlander movie. I am glad they are going to make a new one, but I think they should wrap up Duncan McCloud story first. I think the source was absolutly all wrong. The first movie and endgame were very good, but I think that a final battle between Duncan and Methos would have ended the story properly then they can move on to a new start. Adrian Paul will always be to me in my opinion "the Highlander" I don't know much about the new guy, but at
I agree with most of the comments about the new Highlander movie. I am glad they are going to make a new one, but I think they should wrap up Duncan McCloud story first. I think the source was absolutly all wrong. The first movie and endgame were very good, but I think that a final battle between Duncan and Methos would have ended the story properly then they can move on to a new start. Adrian Paul will always be to me in my opinion "the Highlander" I don't know much about the new guy, but at least he is scottish
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1:21AM on 08/26/2008
No, The Source sucked, but that doesn't mean they couldn't redeem it by making one final epic film to end the franchise. The second Highlander sucked too and completely ignored the original film and the series, but The Final Dimension and even more so End Game moved the series along beautifully. I just don't get why they can't tie up all the loose ends. I mean even though I hate the whole "handing the torch over" crap, even if they want to do that, fine, but don't just start the entire thing
No, The Source sucked, but that doesn't mean they couldn't redeem it by making one final epic film to end the franchise. The second Highlander sucked too and completely ignored the original film and the series, but The Final Dimension and even more so End Game moved the series along beautifully. I just don't get why they can't tie up all the loose ends. I mean even though I hate the whole "handing the torch over" crap, even if they want to do that, fine, but don't just start the entire thing all over again, tie it in with the series that exists now (the tv series and the movies) and go off of that.
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11:25PM on 08/23/2008
The casting of McKidd is darn near perfect in my opinion. The remake will probably suck, but I hold out hope due to that two of the writers of Iron Man are currently writing the script, if I am not mistaken.
The casting of McKidd is darn near perfect in my opinion. The remake will probably suck, but I hold out hope due to that two of the writers of Iron Man are currently writing the script, if I am not mistaken.
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12:17AM on 08/23/2008

Balboa6...?!?

WTF, man? Are you for real? After Highlander: The Source, you actually WANT to see more of that garbage? Fine, you want to know what happens to Duncan, it goes like this: Duncan MacLeod ceases to exist because one day Adrian Paul accidentally catches a showing of The Source on Sci-Fi and immediately shoots himself for ever having unleashed such evil cheese into the world of man. How's that?

Otherwise, I am ALL for Kevin McKidd taking over the Highlander franchise. I fell in love with the guy
WTF, man? Are you for real? After Highlander: The Source, you actually WANT to see more of that garbage? Fine, you want to know what happens to Duncan, it goes like this: Duncan MacLeod ceases to exist because one day Adrian Paul accidentally catches a showing of The Source on Sci-Fi and immediately shoots himself for ever having unleashed such evil cheese into the world of man. How's that?

Otherwise, I am ALL for Kevin McKidd taking over the Highlander franchise. I fell in love with the guy in Dog Soldiers many years back, and have been following his career since. I consider this the best news since I've heard about a guy named Christian Bale wearing a bat-suit.
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10:39PM on 08/22/2008
Kevin McKidd as Duncan Macleod is one of the best casting decisions I can think of. He was excellent in Journyman.

Highlander is in serious need of a reboot. The franchise just lost all sense of itself over the years.

Lets hope for a solid film worthy of the original concept.
Kevin McKidd as Duncan Macleod is one of the best casting decisions I can think of. He was excellent in Journyman.

Highlander is in serious need of a reboot. The franchise just lost all sense of itself over the years.

Lets hope for a solid film worthy of the original concept.
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1:38PM on 08/22/2008
They need to END the one that already exists and tie up everything with those characters before they even think of rebooting the franchise. It makes no sense whatsoever. So basically we're never going to know the fate of Duncan Macleod???
They need to END the one that already exists and tie up everything with those characters before they even think of rebooting the franchise. It makes no sense whatsoever. So basically we're never going to know the fate of Duncan Macleod???
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1:09PM on 08/22/2008
My name is Kevin McKidd of the clan McKidd.
My name is Kevin McKidd of the clan McKidd.
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1:06PM on 08/22/2008
My name is Kevin McKidd of the clan McKidd.
My name is Kevin McKidd of the clan McKidd.
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11:28AM on 08/22/2008
This is one [link] I'll get behind. Let's face it, Highlander was good...that's it. The sequels got ridiculous, the timeline cotinuity was completely fucked up on numerous occassions. It was hard to imagine Connor MacLeod as still being immortal when Lambert clearly looked a bit hagard in Endgame. Here's a crazy idea, cast a Scotsman in a film about...well...a Highlander!! I'm excited about this
This is one [link] I'll get behind. Let's face it, Highlander was good...that's it. The sequels got ridiculous, the timeline cotinuity was completely fucked up on numerous occassions. It was hard to imagine Connor MacLeod as still being immortal when Lambert clearly looked a bit hagard in Endgame. Here's a crazy idea, cast a Scotsman in a film about...well...a Highlander!! I'm excited about this
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8:57AM on 08/22/2008

YES!

I was a huge fan of Journeyman!!! I think that McKidd would be a great fit for the Highlander movie.

Just want to add that I truly despise Christopher Lambert. The guy sucks! He's on the same shit list as Van Damme and Seagal!!!
I was a huge fan of Journeyman!!! I think that McKidd would be a great fit for the Highlander movie.

Just want to add that I truly despise Christopher Lambert. The guy sucks! He's on the same shit list as Van Damme and Seagal!!!
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8:40AM on 08/22/2008
The original is one of my all-time favorites but I don't see any reason why this couldn't work. The sequels got progressively worse, maybe it's time for a re-tread.

From what I've seen of Rome I think McKidd would be great. A Clancy Brown appearance needs to happen!
The original is one of my all-time favorites but I don't see any reason why this couldn't work. The sequels got progressively worse, maybe it's time for a re-tread.

From what I've seen of Rome I think McKidd would be great. A Clancy Brown appearance needs to happen!
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7:55AM on 08/22/2008

Crybabies go home!

IS this the part where all the crying bitches whine about remakes and sequels like somebody is forcing them to watch them?

save it for your momma. This is a good idea.
IS this the part where all the crying bitches whine about remakes and sequels like somebody is forcing them to watch them?

save it for your momma. This is a good idea.
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6:13AM on 08/22/2008

Umm...

The highlander series is in massive need of a reboot. Its so messed up as is I really don't care about it anymore. I love Highlander but its dead as is.... Resurrecting and rebooting it is one of the best ideas I've seen come from the production team in a loooong time.
The highlander series is in massive need of a reboot. Its so messed up as is I really don't care about it anymore. I love Highlander but its dead as is.... Resurrecting and rebooting it is one of the best ideas I've seen come from the production team in a loooong time.
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3:17AM on 08/22/2008
Goddamn it, I get so sick of it after a while. Highlander wasn't even complete yet. Basically they're rebooting it before it's even finished? What's next, reboot the Harry Potter series before the seventh one?? All they know is remakes, remakes, remakes.
Goddamn it, I get so sick of it after a while. Highlander wasn't even complete yet. Basically they're rebooting it before it's even finished? What's next, reboot the Harry Potter series before the seventh one?? All they know is remakes, remakes, remakes.
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12:42AM on 08/22/2008
That would be awesome! I think hed make a great Highlander. Loved Journeyman and Rome.
That would be awesome! I think hed make a great Highlander. Loved Journeyman and Rome.
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