Posted by:
Matt McGloin

Tom Cruise Wanted For Highlander Reboot



It looks as if Summit Entertainment is attempting to get Tom Cruise for their Highlander reboot.

The Wrap is reporting Tom Cruise is wanted for the mentor role of Juan Ramirez, played by Sean Connery in the original films.

It's noted the interest is presently one-sided as Tom Cruise is busy with other projects, but if Cruise would show some interest, it's said the mentor role in the Highlander reboot would then be "beefed up" to accommodate Cruise' star power.

Newcomer Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is currently attached to direct the Highlander reboot.

Ryan Reynolds was once attached to play the lead, Connor MacLeod, but has since distanced himself from the project.

The original Highlander debuted in 1986 starring Connery, Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart and Clancy Brown, which spawned sequels and a popular TV series starring Adrian Paul.