Los Angeles: ‘Green Lantern’ star Ryan Reynolds has emerged as the frontrunner to play lead in a reboot of the 1980`s fantasy film ‘Highlander’.
The 35-year-old actor will play about an immortal Scottish swordsman, who must confront the last of his opponents, a murderous brutal barbarian, reported Variety.
‘28 Weeks Later’ director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is on-board to direct the remake.
The original movie starred Christopher Lambert and spawned several sequels and also a television show.
Reynolds is currently working on the animated movie ‘Turbo’, about a garden snail, who dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world.
Samuel L Jackson and Michelle Rodriguez are also lending their voices to the film.
A role in ‘Highlander’ would also give Reynolds another chance to show off his sword-wielding skills, following his turn as Deadpool in ‘X Men Origins: Wolverine’.