Tom Cruise as the Mentor in the Highlander Remake?

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highlander-conneryOne movie that should never be remade is the original Highlander. As recent remakes such as Robocop and Total Recall have shown, most of the time the remake completely misses the point of the original. The Highlander remake has been cooking for a while, and now we’re hearing the first casting rumors.

The Wrap is saying that Tom Cruise is being courted to take on the Sean Connery mentor role in the Highlander remake. As bad an idea as remaking Highlander is, I’d be fine with Cruise’s casting in the movie. His scifi output is actually really solid, and I think he’d make a decent Ramirez replacement.

I still say they should just cancel the remake and re-release the original in theaters though.