Henry Cavill is in talks to star in a remake of Highlander from John wick director, Chad Stahelski. From 1986 Highlander follows Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert), a man born in the Scottish Highlands during the 16th century. After surviving a fatal wound, MacLeod meets the swordsman, Ramirez (Sean Connery), who explains that the pair belong to a race of immortal, eternal, and invincible warriors unless they are beheaded.
MacLeod engages in a centuries-long war to be the last one standing, leading to an event called The Gathering, where the two remaining immortals, MacLeod and the evil Kurgan (Clancy Brown), battle for the “Prize”, a power that can make them rulers of the Earth. Despite mixed reviews and mediocre box office reception, Highlander became a cult classic that inspired sequels, television spin-offs, books, and comics; the latest live action adaptation is the 2007 sequel, Highlander: The Source. A big-budget reboot of the franchise with Stahelski attached has been in the works for a while. Now, you may have your MacLeod.
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According to Term, Cavill is in talks to play a lead role in Stahelski Highlander reboot into Lionsgate. Kerry Williamson is said to be writing the script with Neal H. Moritz, Josh Davis serving as producer, and Amanda Lewis, Patrick Wachsberger and Gregory Widen serving as executive producers. The original producer of the first film, Peter Davis, was also involved in the project before his death earlier this year. Cavill He appeared to confirm his participation in an Instagram post by expressing his enthusiasm. Check it out below:
It is unknown whether Cavill’s character or the Highlander reboot will connect to previous iterations of the wanted property. Cavill has the ability to take on established characters / franchises with Iron Man, Mission: Impossible Impossible – Fallout, Netflix’s Enola Holmes, Y The Wizard. The acclaim Cavill has earned playing Geralt of Rivia makes him a favorite for Highlander. Following Tom Cruise’s lead, Cavill has also earned a reputation for doing much of his own stunt work and fight choreography.
It’s unclear when Cavill would be available for another series or movie. He already has commitments to The Wizard Y Enola Holmes 2, not to mention the future projects of Snyder-Verse (fingers crossed). While many assume Highlander reboot will be a film, Stahelski, which is also attached to numerous films, including John wick 4, has not ruled out the possibility of it becoming a series. The franchise is certainly equipped with the aesthetics, world-building, and lore typical of popular fantasy shows like The Wizard or game of Thrones. Regardless, it’s not hard to imagine Cavill on a poster with Highlandericonic catchphrase: “There can only be one.”
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