Henry Cavill Set To Swing the Sword in ‘Highlander’ Reboot Directed by John Wick’s Chad Stahelski

Henry Cavill Set to Swing the Sword in 'Highlander' Reboot
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In a thrilling announcement for film enthusiasts, Henry Cavill, previously acclaimed for his roles in ‘Superman’ and ‘The Witcher,’ is confirmed to lead the upcoming reboot of the iconic ’80s fantasy flick – ‘Highlander.’ Directed by Chad Stahelski, renowned for his work on the ‘John Wick’ series, this project promises to merge the grandeur of the original movie with a touch of modern cinematic brilliance.

The original ‘Highlander,’ which graced the silver screen back in 1986, featured the likes of Christopher Lambert, Clancy Brown, and Sean Connery. It painted a world where immortals roamed modern-day New York City, pursuing one another in a relentless quest for power. With the tagline “There can be only one,” it paved the way for a series of sequels and TV spin-offs. Queen’s unforgettable soundtrack only added to its legacy.

Lionsgate is gearing up to launch sales of this much-anticipated reboot at the AFM. Given its potential and the buzz around it, the project is looking at a budget that soars north of $100M. Those familiar with the ‘John Wick’ series can expect something similar in tone, but this time, with swords. Production insiders hint at a 2024 start date.

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Though the reboot’s storyline will be deeply rooted in the original, its interpretation under Stahelski’s direction remains a topic of much curiosity and speculation. In previous chats, he emphasized the challenge of catering to the vast ‘Highlander’ legacy while also aiming to bring a fresh perspective. This isn’t just a simple remake; Stahelski intends to honor every aspect of the brand’s extensive mythology.

Joining Cavill and Stahelski, the movie will be produced by a skilled team: Joshua Davis, Louise Rosner, and ‘Fast And The Furious’ producer Neal H. Moritz. Mike Finch has penned the current draft of the screenplay, and it’s crucial to note that the original’s producer, the late Peter S. Davis, had kickstarted the development of this reboot.

In the backdrop of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, the news of ‘Highlander’s return has been a silver lining for the AFM and fans alike. With Cavill wielding a sword again, it’s safe to say: the fantasy world is in for another treat.

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