Chad Stahelski offers another update on the Highlander remake

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The team behind the reboot of Highlander are ‘closer than they’ve ever been’ to officially announcing the film. 

The long-gestating Highlander reboot seems to be taking an age to get to the screen considering it’s such an easy sell: a bunch of sword-wielding immortals battling through the ages to claim their destiny should be an attractive-enough concept to get anybody onside. Yet successive directors and movie stars have failed to get the project off the ground for well over ten years now.

Chad Stahelski – director of the John Wick films – is set to helm the current iteration of the reboot, with The Witcher's Henry Cavill set to star. However, Stahelski’s schedule is pretty stacked with John Wick 4 and a live-action adaptation of the PlayStation game, Ghost Of Tsushima in the works, which he also plans to direct himself.

That said, the filmmaker surfaced a few weeks ago to offer a brief update on the Highlander project, promising fans who might be getting a bit worried that ‘it is still happening’. Now, Stahelski has offered a slightly more detailed nugget of information, saying that the planned film is very close to taking off.

“We’re in the process of tweaking right now. I think we know what we want. More importantly than anything, we know what we want to make. It’s in the creatives. We know what we’re trying to make. It’s just a matter of getting it to the point where we feel ‘okay, this is it. Let’s go’. But we’re closer than we’ve ever been, so that’s good.”

The 1986 original is a divisive film with some dubbing it as a cult classic whereas others may feel differently. Either way, the saga’s premise is a strong one and if Stahelski can bring those John Wick sensibilities to the table alongside Henry Cavill’s physical prowess, it could be a barnburner of a film.

For those Highlander fans who’ve waited patiently for many years now, Stahelski’s words may be comforting but until the film is officially announced, they won’t be taking anything for granted.


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