The Witcher’s Henry Cavill might star in an upcoming reboot of Highlander from John Wick’s director Chad Stahelski. It is said that he might be lined up to play the lead role.
This new version of Highlander is coming from the studios behind John Wick, Lionsgate. The 1986’s original Highlander which featured Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Christopher Lambert playing immortal characters fighting against each other. The movie is also known for popularizing the phrase “there can be only one”.
According to Deadline, Lionsgate has been developing the Highlander reboot film for some time. Actor Ryan Reynolds and director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) were said to be circling the project over the years. There is no word yet on who else may star in the new Highlander or when it could release. Plot details, too, are unknown at this stage.
Henry Cavill is set to appear as Geralt again in the upcoming second season of Netflix’s The Witcher.