The original Highlander movie was created and released in the year of 1986, starring Christopher Lambert. John Wick director, Chad Stahelski, has been interested in creating a reboot of the 1986 movie with Henry Cavill in the lead.
Chad Stahelski’s directing skills cannot be doubted as we have in the John Wick movies (truly, some of the greatest action movies works in Hollywood) and thus, fans’ excitement for this upcoming project is over and beyond.
Are Reboots Really A Good Idea?
Alright, let’s be honest. Every time the reboot of a movie is announced, the agitation we feel is relatable. Why would anyone want to risk watching a movie that might ruin the experience we had when we watched the original? I mean, there have more instances than I can where the reboots were nothing but a nightmare.
Reboots are risky, true. But they are also just as exciting. The fifty-fifty chance that we might like this new perspective or we might just hate it is exhilarating.
However, when it comes to movies such as Highlander, fans are more than just agitated. With its large fanbase and an amazing plot, Highlander could be considered as one of the best things the 80s gave us, and rebooting something like that… Well, it could be a beautiful disaster.
But considering that Chad Stahelski is an awesome director, maybe we have nothing to worry about at all!
Highlander, Henry Cavill, And Other Projects
We all know how amazing the 1986 Highlander movie was and we all loved the casting of Christopher Lambert as Connor McLeod (the lead immortal).
Highlander was a fantasy action-adventure movie, with wars and immortals (a lovely combination, might I add) and other insane elements. Thankfully, keeping in mind of this fact, director Chad Stahelski has decided to cast Henry Cavill as the lead.
We all know how brilliant Henry Cavill was in The Witcher series (Netflix). It’s clear that Henry Cavill knows and understands the fantasy action genre better than most actors (because if he didn’t, what are the chances of the show getting seasons after seasons?)
Now that the reboot of Highlander has been confirmed by Chad Stahelski, it is going to be fun to see how Henry Cavill will manage the role as well as the upcoming Superman movies he has signed.
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Apart from the reboot of Highlander, there are other reboots and remake projects we should keep an eye out for such as The Crow, The Orphanage, Tomb Raider, and much more!