Ryan Reynolds flees the Highlander remake

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.

If you thought remaking the 1986 classic was a bad idea and think this news is good, think again — The Wrap reports that this actually helps the project, because now a new director can cast his own leading man rather than getting saddled with Reynolds. Hey, here's a fun idea... why not cast somebody Scottish? You know, just to see what that would be like?