Re-watched Highlander with my son. I still like it, and I'm usually opposed to any remake, but this is a perfect case of when a movie should be remade. The story is solid, though the execution is dated. The effects, sorry, suck. All the mountains of spinoff material blow and undermine the original. As much as I love Lambert and Connery, the acting is just okay, and it's tough to get over "Scottish character has a French accent and Spanish character is so fucking Scottish he bleeds haggis."
Sadly, the devotion to the shit spinoff garbage would result in this never being remade, even as every other fucking film ever made is.
But I'd cast Daniel Craig as Connor MacLeod (assuming he can pull off a Scottish accent, which seems a safe bet), maybe Vin Diesel as the Kurgan, and an actor who actually looks like he might be an ancient Egyptian pretending to be Spanish for decades (what does Antonio "I Faded Off the Face of the Earth" Banderas look like this century?).
And keep as much of the glorious Queen music as possible.
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