Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the Twilight and Divergent series, is set to reboot the Highlander franchise, and they hope to bring Tom Cruise in to play the mentor role once occupied by Sean Connery, according to TheWrap.
While the studio wouldn't comment for TheWrap, a representative for Cruise downplayed the reports while admitting that they are, in substance, true.
[Highlander] “is one of many projects that come to him and he discusses,” said the representative, adding that Cruise is “far from talks” and that “he is offered tons of projects.”
The 52-year-old megastar is currently filming the fifth Mission: Impossible film.
Snow White and the Huntsman Second Unit director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is set to make his feature directorial debut with Highlander. The report claims that the mentor role might be beefed up to accommodate Cruise if he were to accept the job.
Cruise previously worked with Summit Entertainment on Vanilla Sky, the 2001 drama that reteamed him with Jerry Maguire director Cameron Crowe.