Highlander movie is currently in Development
November 24, 2016 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Chad Stahelski has signed on to direct the long-gestating reboot of Highlander for Lionsgate. A search for new scribes to work with Stahelski is underway.
Highlander Plot: What's the story?
The film will focus on the immortal Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod, who must confront a murderous barbarian -- the last of his kind -- who lusts for a fabled prize.
modified plot formulation from variety.com
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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Highlander?
- John Wick director Chad Stahelski has signed on to direct the reboot of (Hollywood Reporter, 11/22/16).
- The Highlander reboot has been in the works since 2008 when Lionsgate-owned label Summit acquired the rights (Hollywood Reporter, 11/22/16).
- Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will make his feature directorial debut after serving as visual effects supervisor and second unit director on Snow White and The Huntsman (10-28-13).
- 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has left the project. According to deadline.com, "Fresnadillo and Summit could not get past the fact they had differing views of the film, and finally agreed to disagree" (11-30-12).
- Summit plans to expand on the original Highlander premise of immortals hunting each other through the ages. The original 1986 film was directed by Russell Mulcahy and starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown and Roxanne Hart. It launched four sequels and three TV spinoffs.
Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Highlander?
A look at the Highlander behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Chad Stahelski last directed John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum and John Wick: Chapter 2. The film's writer Art Marcum last wrote Men in Black: International and Transformers: The Last Knight.
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Production Timeline: When did the Highlander come together?
On or about November 24, 2016 • The film was in Development status.
Chad Stahelski has signed on to direct the long-gestating reboot of Highlander for Lionsgate. A search for new scribes to work with Stahelski is underway.
On or about November 17, 2013 • The film was in Pre-Production status.
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is on-board to direct.
On or about August 23, 2013 • The film was in Development status.
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Ryan Reynolds have both exited the project. Back to "development hell".
On or about September 12, 2011 • The film was in Pre-Production status.
Production on the film is slated to begin Spring 2012.
On or about September 23, 2009 • The film was in Development status.
Highlander Release Date: When is it coming out?Highlander is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).
- United States