There can only be one. Well, except for the Highlander films, as Deadline has just revealed that Lionsgate is currently eyeing Henry Cavill to star in a reboot of the iconic franchise. The film will be directed by John Wick‘s Chad Stahelski. It will bring the 1986 classic into the modern age. There is no word if this will be a complete reboot or a continuation within the universe. It has been going around for a while with names like Ryan Reynolds and Justin Lin being in discussion at one point. The original franchise expanded four sequels and three TV series. As such, it was only a question of time before it would get a potential reboot.
Of course, this would be another win for Cavill. His career has seen quite the uptick since he took on the role of Superman in 2013. He had a starring role in Mission Impossible: Fallout. Currently, he is the headliner of Netflix’s The Witcher series and even joined their Enola Holmes films, which recently got a sequel film renewal. Highlander has high franchising potential. So, he might be very busy soon.
The 1986 film had an all-star cast consisting of Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and many more. It follows immortal beings, who hunt down each other for their powers. Of course, the only one to accomplish that is through beheading their enemies and dramatically absorb their abilities. The original producer, Peter Davis, was involved with the production’s early stages but tragically passed away in February. The film will be continued by Neal H. Moritz, Josh Davis, and David Leitch.