The long-gestating Highlander reboot may have found one of its stars in Henry Cavill.
According to Deadline Cavill is in talks for one of the lead roles in the remake to the popular 1986 Highlander. That’s no word as of yet as to which role it would be, but Connor Macleaod seems the most logical.
Lionsgate has been looking to reboot the film for some time and Chad Stahelski (John Wick) is attached to direct from a script by Kerry Williamson. Neal H. Moritz and Josh Davis are producing the project, while Amanda Lewis, Patrick Wachsberger, and Gregory Widen will exec produce. Peter Davis, who produced the original film, was set to produce again but he passed away in Feb. of this year.
Cavill has been busy the past few years playing Superman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, starring in The Witcher, and joining Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) for Enola Holmes.
The original Highlander tells the story of Conner Macleod who discovers he is part of a race of immortal beings that can only be killed if they are beheaded. All of the immortals fight to win “the prize” which will give them ultimate knowledge. It led to the popularization of the phrase, “there can be only one,” and spawned multiple sequels and a popular TV series.
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