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John Wick co-director to helm Highlander reboot

November 23rd, 2016 by Marc 1 Comment


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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.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….