While one of the directors of "John Wick", David Leitch, prepares to lead the filming of the second "Deadpool", his colleague Chad Stahelski is also not wasting time: he has found an equally ambitious project for himself. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lionsgate has invited Stahelski to take over the helm of Highlander .|
“I've been a big fan of the original since my school days,- admitted the newly minted director. -The issues of immortality, love and self-determination in Highlander are shrouded in colorful mythology. In my opinion, this project is a great opportunity to work on interesting characters, combat scenes, and also explore mythical themes. ”.
Recall that in the original 1986 film, Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown played the main roles. The film about the immortal highlander Connor Macleod was so popular with the audience that subsequently four sequels and two television series were born.
Reboot Highlander has been in production since 2008. Its filming at various times was going to be headed by Justin Lin ("Star Trek: Infinity"), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") and Cedric Nicolas-Trojan ("Snow White and the Huntsman 2"), and Tom Cruise, Ryan Reynolds and Dave Batista. However, despite all the difficulties, studio Lionsgate continued to return to the project, which could lay the foundation for a new large-scale franchise.
Stahelski started his career in cinema as a stuntman. Later, together with David Leitch , they managed to serve as supporting directors on the set of many films, from the action movie "Ninja Assassin" to the blockbuster "The First Avenger: Confrontation". Their independent debut was John Wick , and the work on the sequel to the thriller Stahelski was headed by himself, without Leitch .
The Topic of Article: John Wick Director Will Resurrect Highlander.