Henry Cavill will star in the updated version of the “Highlander” with “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski set to lead the project…
There can be only one…
More than 30 years after the original “Highlander” film became a cult classic, Henry Cavill is now set to star in the rebooted version from Lionsgate with “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski leading the project.
The original “Highlander” film released in 1986 starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown as ancient and immortal warriors, who were destined to try and kill each other in order to gain incredible power and dominion over the world. The movie’s tagline “there can be only one” referred to the deadly nature of the game played by the Highlanders as they sought to snuff each other out in order to attain this power.
The film also featured a track from Queen titled “Princes of the Universe,” which became a fan favorite from the band over the years.
Several sequels followed the original “Highlander” film as well as a trio of television series based on the original movie.
The updated version will see Cavill in the lead role and he was very excited to announce the project on Friday.
“Very exciting news today!” Cavill wrote on Instagram. “I’ve been a fan of Highlander since I was lad. From the movies in all of their 80s, Queen slathered glory to the TV show with an actor who looked remarkably like one of my brothers.
“Being not shy with swords, and having a director as talented as Chad Stahelski at the helm, this is an opportunity like no other. Deep diving into franchise storytelling with all the tools at our disposal, is going to make this an adventure I (and hopefully all of you) shall never forget.”
Of course Cavill is best known for his past roles playing Superman in several DC films including the recently released “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League” as well as his role in the Netflix fantasy series “The Witcher” where he plays the lead role of Geralt of Rivia.
Details surrounding the new version of “Highlander” are being kept under wraps but Kerry Williamson is penning the script after she previously worked on films such as “Alex Cross” and “What Happened to Monday.”