Highlander Movie

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Highlander movie production status is currently Development

June 6, 2021 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight' Henry Cavill is in negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s Highlander reboot.

Who's Involved:

Chad Stahelski, Justin Lin, Kerry Williamson, Eliad Josephson, Rui Costa Reis, Neil Moritz, Peter Davis

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Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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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Who stars in Highlander: Cast List

(In Talks)

Argylle, The Rosie Project  

Who's making Highlander: Crew List

A look at the Highlander behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Chad Stahelski last directed John Wick: Chapter 4 and John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. The film's writer Kerry Williamson last wrote What Happened to Monday? and Alex Cross.


Kerry Williamson


Peter Davis
Neil Moritz

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Production: What we know about Highlander?

Key Facts

  1. Henry Cavill’s is in talks to star; he will be one of two leads in the film (Hollywood Reporter, 6/6/2021).
  2. John Wick director Chad Stahelski has signed on to direct the reboot of (Hollywood Reporter, 11/22/16).
  3. The Highlander reboot has been in the works since 2008 when Lionsgate-owned label Summit acquired the rights (Hollywood Reporter, 11/22/16).
  4. 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).
  5. 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).
  6. 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.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - June: The film was set to Development  status.

    Henry Cavill is in negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s Highlander reboot.

  2. 2016 - November: The film was set to 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.

  3. 2013 - November: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is on-board to direct.

  4. 2013 - August: The film was set to Development  status.

    Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Ryan Reynolds have both exited the project. Back to "development hell".

  5. 2011 - September: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Production on the film is slated to begin Spring 2012.

  6. 2009 - September: The film was set to Development  status.

Highlander Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Highlander is coming out as a release To Be Announced (TBA). There are 9,424 other movies coming out on the same date, including The Rosie Project, The Nightingale and The Six Billion Dollar Man.

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