The co-director of John Wick is set to helm a reboot of Highlander.
According to THR, Chad Stahelski will take charge of a film that many fans, such as myself, see no reason to remake even though the sequels following the 1986 original were awful.
“I‘ve been a huge fan of the original property since I saw it in high school,” Stahelski said. “Such great themes of immortality, love, and identity are all wrapped up in such colourful mythology. I can’t think of a better property that gives the opportunity to create interesting characters, mythic themes and action set pieces.”
The original Highlander, directed by Russell Mulcahy, starred Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery as immortals working there way through the ages to capture the ‘prize’. The Kurgan, played by Clancy Brown, was a fantastic villain whilst the rock score by Queen is just as memorable.
A number of sequels, a TV series and an anime all followed but they could never capture the originality of the first film. Let’s hope Stahelski has ‘A Kind of Magic’ for this one.