Updated: May 22, 2021 19:08 ist
Washington [US]May 22 (ANI): Actor Henry Cavill is in negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s reboot of ‘Highlander’, the 1986 fantasy journey movie that spawned a complete pop-culture ecosystem, together with sequels, TV collection, tie-in novels, comics, and video video games.
As per Variety, Cavill’s position is unclear, however he will probably be considered one of two leads within the movie.
Chad Stahelski is directing, with Neal H. Moritz, Josh Davis and David Leitch producing. Amanda Lewis, Patrick Wachsberger and Gregory Widen will government produce. Kerry Williamson is writing the script for the upcoming mission.
The unique movie starred Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, a Scottish warrior born within the sixteenth century who learns he’s an immortal after he dies in battle, solely to return again to life, and Sean Connery as Connor’s mentor, an Egyptian improbably named Juan Sanchez -Villalobos Ramirez (though he was born with the identify Tak-Ne).
Juan teaches Connor that he’s considered one of a small handful of people who’re born with what is named the Quickening, which permits them to dwell ceaselessly, except they’re beheaded. Centuries later in present-day New York, Connor faces off in opposition to the Kurgan (Clancy Brown), one other immortal who’s bent on beheading all immortals, thereby changing into essentially the most highly effective being on Earth.
When the movie first opened, it was a flop, grossing simply USD 5.9 million domestically, nevertheless it was so well-liked on residence video that Lambert and Connery starred in a sequel in 1991, and the franchise expanded from there.
A reboot has been in numerous levels of improvement for over a decade. Directors together with Justin Lin and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and stars together with Ryan Reynolds and Dave Bautista have all been hooked up at numerous factors.
Meanwhile, Cavill has been busy taking pictures for the second season of ‘The Witcher’ for Netflix, and he not too long ago signed as much as play Sherlock Holmes once more reverse actor Millie Bobby Brown in ‘Enola Holmes 2’. (ANI)