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Chad Stahelski talks about his Highlander reboot

June 29th, 2020 by Marc Comments

John Wick and The Matrix action maestro Chad Stahelski talks about his first foray into directing… the Highlander reboot.

Stahelski has made his name as a  stunt man on the John Wick series and is largely responsible for the series’ explosive action and he’s recently been working on the upcoming The Matrix 4 and now he’s talking about bringing back one of the 80s’ greatest frranchises.

“We’re in heavy development mode on Highlander,” Stahelski says.

“Tweaking the scripts, writing, conceptualising sequences, how we’re going to do everything. We probably have a lot more in-person kind of things, but it hasn’t slowed down our development process at all.”

He goes on to address the fact that Wick and Highlander’s immortals are types of superheroes, but not the type that cinema isfull of these days and that he’s not in a hurry to jump on a Marvel or DC-type movie: “I think I’m a better fan of superhero movies than I would ever be a director of one. So I’m going to stay in the outer periphery of that.

“Look at the projects in the past. I love John Wick. Is that kind of a superhero? Yeah, in a kind of hyper way absolutely. You look at Highlander.

“Yeah, that’s kind of a different thing. It’s a little bit more grounded, but yes, you could see the hero in that. If you look at the other projects I’m attached to, they all kind of have heroes in them. Just not with capes and kryptonite.”

Personally, with Highlander having so many movies, TV shows and animated series already, it doesn’t surprise me that a reboot is coming but, like Terminator, Predator, Aliens and all the other great 80s franchises, I’m not sure there’s a way to bring these back to the modern age.

But I hope I’m wrong… but I’m still not on board for this. Yet.

What say you all? Let me know, gang.

Source: DiscussingFilm

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….