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Posted by2 months ago

'Highlander' Remake with Henry Cavill Is "Closer Than We've Ever Been," Says Chad Stahelski

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Another Highlander movie? But there can only be one!

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One of them is gonna have to chop the other ones head off!

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I feel lke we're on the path to a reverse community joke.


Seven movies and a TV series.

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Yet…..hhhhheeeeerrrrreee we are! Born to be kings, we’re the princes of the universe!

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Ugh, take my upvote

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I can sense dad jokes coming. This is a bad place to beheaded.

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Son of a bch I came here to make that joke thinking how clever I was

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Op · 2 mo. ago

A little over a year ago, news broke that The Witcher and Superman star Henry Cavill was in talks to potentially lead a new Highlander movie. The news made perfect sense, considering the British actor has all the hallmarks of an action star, with films like The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Mission: Impossible - Fallout under his belt, paired with The Witcher, which brings that touch of epic fantasy that's inherently built into the Highlander lore...

While Stahleski has a number of projects on the table, including his work with the John Wick franchise, an adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima, and a Warner Bros. project entitled Shibumi, it sounds like progress is being made to get Lionsgate's Highlander film headed towards more solid ground. As Stahleski put it:

"We're in the process of tweaking right now. I think we know what we want. More importantly than anything, we know what we want to make. It's in the creatives. We know what we're trying to make. It's just a matter of getting it to the point where we feel, "Okay, this is it. Let's go." But we're closer than we've ever been, so that's good."

But the biggest question is, "Is Henry Cavill still attached to star in the film?" While the fate of his work as Superman might be up in the air as Warner Bros. goes through growing pains following Discovery's acquisition of the studio, Cavill is an in-demand actor and currently on-location swinging the blade and slaying monsters in The Witcher. Stahleski confirmed that he has been discussing the project with Cavill who he described as being "one of my big choices." He went on to explain, "It's not just about muscles and brooding. I think he's got an incredible range and I think he'd bring something very special. And his enthusiasm has been amazing in it."

Looking at the original 1986 'Highlander' box office performance, I'm surprised that it got a sequel in the first place since the movie bombed at the box office, earning just $12.8 million against $19 million budget.

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I fucking loved that movie! Had no idea it did so bad at the BO. Still it’s a fucking classic nowadays.

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“You have the manners of a goat. And you smell like a dung-heap! And you have no knowledge whatsoever of your potential!”

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· 2 mo. ago

I can’t find details on it but am curious what home sales and rentals looked like because it definitely had a following post box office.

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I'm pretty sure Highlander was a case where the movie's poor theatrical performance was offset by it doing really well on cable and video.

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TBH I think those bombs make the best sequels if you give them better writers and better artistic direction.

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I’m sorry did they Shibumi? Like the book written by Trevanian?

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If they can fix the mythology so it makes sense that would be great.

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I felt like the TV show did some good, if uneven, world building. But I couldn't even finish the last movie it was so bad. They need to do some kind of total tear down and rethink of it. I liked that in the show they basically make it that immortal babies are just found. I don't need a deeper explanation. That worked for me. Like, the quickening just creates them from time to time or something like that.

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Can you elaborate? All I know about it is that these guys are immortal unless decapitated and "there can only be one"

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