Bautista Set For “Highlander” Reboot Villain?

Former WWE champ turned actor Dave Bautista (“Guardians Of The Galaxy”) is rumored to have signed on to play the villain in the reboot of classic sci-fi/fantasy film “Highlander” at Summit Entertainment.

Latino Review broke the news with Bautista slated to take on Clancy Brown’s role of The Kurgan from the original 1986 film. The Kurgan first encounters Connor MacLeod on the battlefield in 16th century Scotland, where he discovers his foe is also immortal. The two meet again for their final battle in modern-day New York.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is helming the new version which has yet to cast its male lead, though Tom Cruise is reportedly being courted for the mentor role of Ramirez (Sean Connery in the original). Bautista is currently playing the secondary villain Mr. Hinx in the next James Bond film “Spectre”.