Hold onto your head! The much-anticipated Highlander reboot is getting closer to its start date. Deadline reports that writer Ryan Condal (Colony, Dwayne Johnson's Hercules) has now delivered a finished script to Lionsgate studio, with pre-production on the project expected to begin later this year.
Yes, it seems it's really happening, many years after Summit Entertainment acquired the franchise rights way back in 2008 (we know it's immortal, but 10 years was pushing it, surely.) As previously revealed, John Wick co-director Chad Stahelski will helm the project.
That 1986 cult classic tells the tale of a group of warriors who live forever, unless that is, they get their heads chopped off. Christopher Lambert famously played swordsman Connor MacLeod in the original, which depicted his origin story in the Scottish Highlands alongside Scotland’s finest, Sean Connery.
As the tagline goes, "There can be only one!", but when it came to spawning sequels, there were actually five of varying quality. They include: Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Highlander III: The Sorcerer (1994), Highlander: Endgame (2000), Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007), and Highlander: The Source (2007).
There was even a TV show -- Highlander: The Series -- that ran for six seasons and 119 episodes, with actor Adrian Paul playing the eponymous "Highlander" Duncan MacLeod.
We’re psyched for this reboot, so long as it strikes a fine balance between the past and present-day storylines that the original movie did so well. Stahelski seems like a solid director choice -- just imagine those nifty John Wick fight scenes but with added swordplay and long, wavy hair.
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