Earlier today we brought you the news that The Crow remake is moving forward for release in 2019, and now we have word that another long-gestating reboot is finally set to drag itself out of Development Hell.
According to Deadline, Lionsgate has given the green light to Highlander and is set to begin pre-production on the fantasy film later this year following a script rewriter by Ryan Condal (Colony), which is said to have left the studio “extremely pleased”.
John Wick helmer Chad Stahelski is set to direct the new Highlander, a remake of the 1986 cult classic which starred Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod, an immortal locked in an ages-old battle for the Prize.
Pre-production on Highlander will reportedly begin in October once Stahelski has finished work on John Wick: Chapter 3.
A remake of Highlander has been in development since 2008, passing through the hands of directors Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) before Stahelski boarded the project in November 2016.