Nowhere is it more obvious that Highlander is immortal than in Hollywood. The town has been trying to remake the film for the better part of a decade and the thing just won’t die.
Like an immortal Scottish warrior who slips through the sands of time, assuming new identities until he comes to manage a New York City antiques shop, rumors of a Highlander remake will never die. But now, they may not be mere rumors, because a director has just signed onto the project.
It’s been over a week since our list of Netflix recommendations, so here’s another stack of movies to add to your binge-watch pile. This time, they’re all on Hulu, which (added bonus) also contains all 11 seasons of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, in case you get too freaked out by any of the following.
Between the alcohol and the low budget, the set of Highlander was probably one of the most dangerous places for an actor to be.
Robert Downey Jr. hints he could be involved in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Lupita Nyong’o confirms her Star Wars return. That Highlander reboot is still happening. Ian Somerhalder confirms his Vampire Diaries exit. Plus American Gods casting, an action-packed Civil War clip, and a chrometastic Power Rangers logo.…
In other news, the Highlander reboot also wants a major star for the role of Connor MacLeod, world peace, and a pretty pony. I'm not sure any of these things are going to happen, as the movie has languished in limbo for years and the current director is the second unit guy from Snow White and the Huntsman.
It's hard for the average person to understand why anyone wouldn't want to be immortal. Immortality has been a fruitful lens for fiction to examine the human condition. But sometimes there are immortals who completely fail to get the horror of immortality across. Instead, you can't help but think you'd do better. Here…
There is a plague of remakes sweeping across the land right now. While some remakes are decent or worthwhile, a lot of them are pointless at best and travesties at worst. And a lot of them are clearly terrible ideas. Here are 10 movie remakes we are overjoyed never got made.
When TV shows and movies do flashbacks, they face a dilemma: They can cast a younger actor that looks like their star, sacrificing easy recognition, OR they can just slap a wig on their actor. They usually go with the latter, with... mixed results. Here are the best and worst of flashback wigs.
In this year's edition of io9 March Madness, we're on a quest to find the greatest series in all of science fiction and fantasy. On Wednesday, we kicked things off by making eight classics battle it out just to make it into the tourney. Now it's time to start voting on the round of 64!
America has had plenty of experience in taking awesome Japanese anime and making terrible adaptations of them. But for every Dragonball: Evolution, Japan has also borrowed one of our properties, and desecrated it in much the same fashion. Here are eight American casualties in this cross-pop culture war.
You can love something without wanting a second helping. Sometimes it's better to let the aftertaste linger. Which science fiction or fantasy movie do you absolutely love — but you wouldn't want to see a sequel to it?
Is Marvel really backtracking on the "Mandarin twist" in Iron Man 3? Also, Alan Taylor, director of Thor: The Dark World, seems to be inching toward a deal to direct Terminator. The first choice for Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four movie may be out due to scheduling conflicts. Spoilers now!
Summit Entertainment has been trying to reboot the Highlander franchise for five long years, but they've been unable to find a director with that special talent of "waiting around indefinitely while the film languishes in development hell." Maybe the third time will be the charm.
Um, you guys realize it’s the government shutdown that leads directly to the mysterious apocalypse that destroys the U.S. and which I now currently wander around in delivering mail, right? I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but you should all start stocking up on underpants. Better than gold nowadays. Just sayin’.
What do you get when you combine the Highlander TV series with the magic of the sexual assault-happy redneck antics of Deliverance? You get Marc Singer, you get pain, and you get the episode titled “Mountain Men,” but which I like to call “In the end, there can be only YEE HAW.”
There can be only... none? Ryan Reynolds has exited the long-in gestation/development hell remake of Highlander, in which he was going to play immortal Scotsman Connor MacLeod, leaving the project without a lead actor or a director.
Science fiction is an actor's dream. The genre has created some breakout stars, like Harrison Ford, but it's also turned scores of working actors into beloved fan-favorites, who work the convention circuit. But here are 12 great science fiction actors who swing for the fences, and just don't get the appreciation they…