Henry Cavill Highlander Remake Gets Interesting Update

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It has been some time since we got any updates on the planned Highlander remake featuring Henry Cavill. However, that doesn't mean that the project isn't moving forward. Director Chad Stahelski has just dropped some new details about the reboot, confirming that it's still a work in progress.

Back in 2016, it was announced that Chad Stahelski will direct the Highlander remake with Ryan J. Condal writing the screenplay. However, it wasn't until 2020 that the John Wick 4 director gave a solid update on the project. By 2021, The Witcher star Henry Cavill was in talks to star in the reboot but there hasn't been any major news in over a year.

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So what's going on with the Highlander reboot? Chad Stahelski told Collider that it's still in development.

"We're in the process of tweaking right now. I think we know what we want," Stahelski said. "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."

It certainly sounds like there has been a lot of "tweaking" going on considering that Stahelski said the same thing back in 2020. Hopefully, we'll get more hopeful news in the next few months.

Highlander was originally released back in 1986 and it starred Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, a Scottish swordsman who belongs to a special group of immortal warriors who can only be killed by beheading. Although he has lived peacefully for several centuries, he encounters another immortal in the present day who wants to obtain "the Prize" which can only be achieved by killing the last of their kind.

For now, details about the remake have not yet been revealed. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.


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