The ‘Highlander‘ franchise is a beloved little cult-classic that someone in Hollywood is looking to reboot. To be fair, Chad Stahelski has done amazing work with the ‘John Wick’ films and would likely be the perfect person to bring on a new twist to swordplay in the way he did with gunplay for a feature film.
The director has been quite busy with working on ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ which is due out on May 17th, 2019 but it sounds like the next project he will want to tackle is a new take on ‘Highlander’:
““I still very much want to go in and do Highlander.”
While we’re not a huge fan of all of the reboots being done, this does sound like a project he must really be into as previously when speaking about rebooting ‘Highlander’ the director stated:
“Right now, I’m very interested in doing the Highlander property. It’s scarily similar to John Wick. There’s a great mythology, it’s got an action-design challenge. What would a guy really be like after 500 years of practicing sword-work? I’m still a stunt guy at heart. You want to reinvent gunfights, how do you do it? You want to reinvent sword fighting, how do you do it? And that’s where we are at now. I love the first Highlander, and I think I’m in a pretty good spot. The creative team, the producers and the studio that’s behind it have kind of said, ‘It’s yours to play with.’
However, it sounds like his attention might be drawn elsewhere first as he continued that he’s currently involved in another project:
“I’m a huge fan of a property I’m involved in, and working on the script now, called Sandman Slim, which I f—ing really really like. It’s a (fantasy) book series by Richard Kadrey. We’re working on the script right now. So, between those two projects, I feel very fortunate.”
Thankfully, ‘Sandman Slim’ is something which hasn’t made its way to the big screen yet, so I’m personally glad that he wants to tackle something new instead of heading back to a movie which has a franchise which has already had multiple iterations thanks to the feature films and television shows.
Would you want Chad Stahelski to reboot the ‘Highlander’ movies? Do you prefer that he is going to be working on something original next? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly