- Highlander reboot is officially moving forward, with production to start in 2024
- Henry Cavill to star as the immortal warrior, while Chad Stahelski directs the movie
- The reboot is expected to have a budget of over $100 million
The long-awaited Highlander revival, directed by Chad Stahelski of John Wick fame, is now officially underway at Lionsgate, starring none other than Henry Cavill of Man of Steel and The Witcher fame. According to Deadline, Lionsgate will launch sales at the American Film Market (AFM). Chad Stahelski is directing the movie, based on a script penned by John Wick: Chapter 4 co-writer Mike Finch.
As stated in the report, the budget for the Highlander reboot is expected to be over $100 million, with Stahelski himself likening the project to John Wick with swords. The production is expected to commence in 2024. Instead of being a legacy sequel, the upcoming reboot will be a full reimagining based on the original 1986 movie.
Highlander originally came out in 1986 and starred Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, an immortal swordsman from the Scottish Highlands. MacLeod discovers that he is part of a group of immortal warriors who can only be killed by decapitation. The reboot has been in development since 2008, with Cavill’s casting generating considerable excitement among fans.
Director Chad Stahelski expressed enthusiasm for working with Cavill on the reboot, noting Cavill’s ability to capture the emotional growth of the immortal warrior character. As per Stahelski, “Henry was immediately riffing on the idea of the burden of immortality, and you could see in his eyes that he can transform himself from being a young, vibrant soul to an old, wise soul. He had this combination I was fascinated by.”
Fans can look forward to further developments and updates on the Highlander reboot as they emerge.