Highlander: we know more about the long-awaited remake with Henry Cavill, fans will be delighted
As part of the promotion of John Wick 4, director Chad Stahelski opens up about the progress of a remake planned for years on a fantastic saga popularized in the 1980s. The Superman actor is still planned for the program. ;
remake announced; in 2017
While Henry Cavill left the cast of The Witcher, it was also ousted from DC Studios by James Gunn. The 39-year-old actor thus finds himself virtually free. It’s ideal for Highlander fans to hope for an acceleration of the remake of the fantasy saga consisting of five films, two spin-offs and a major series spanning 6 seasons. The project has been in the pipeline since 2017, and we knew since 2021 that the actor playing Clark Kent and Geralt de Rivwas expected in the title role. The director is none other than the one being at the the origin of John Wick, Chad Stahelski.
He told Collider in 2017 that the idea was to take inspiration from John Wick, especially his action scenes. to pistols, to transpose them into saber fights, the very essence of the Highlander saga.
I was told: whatever you did on John Wick with the gunfights, we want you to do the same on Highlander with the gunfights. the sword. We want you to do something unique, to make viewers think, “I've never seen ça before”.
Don't worry, Chad Stahelski hasn't forgotten; the fantastic saga in 2023. The project to revive the adventures of Connor MacLeod is still in the cards, but it takes time, especially since he also has other projects in parallel.
The Highlander Franchise is indeed composed of seven films, and a series composed of six seasons. Inevitably, there are interesting points, others a little less, and we will have to sort out to lay a quality remake. He confides in Deadline and does not want to rush.
I've been working on Highlander for years now, for Henry Cavill. Being retroactive is difficult. What is the difference between John Wick and ça? With John Wick, you didn't have seven series seasons plus two spin-offs and five movies. If I were to do a Highlander remake right now, you'd expect; a lot of mythology in those first two hours: you couldn t explore things without it.
Will the remake present itself as a new saga? composed of several films, or of a series? Obviously, the choice to decline the project in several episodes appeals to him more.
Highlander as a TV series would be amazing. You would have time to build it, to see all those flashbacks and their potential.
worry. The Adventures of Connor MacLeod is still in development and Henry Cavill is still planned for release. the distribution. Before, Chad Stahelski will release this film based on; on a video game.