highlander reboot update

Chad Stahelski, director of the John Wick films, has been attached to a potential Highlander reboot since 2016, but we’ve heard very little on the project over the years. Now, ahead of the release if John Wick: Chapter 3, Stahelski has offered an update: he still very much wants to make the reboot, but he wants to make sure he gets the complex mythology correct. That might mean creating a TV series instead of a movie.

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Colony Season 3 Ryan Condal Interview

Hey, are you watching Colony? The USA Network sci-fi series is heading into its third season. It’s an alien invasion show but not about creatures attacking humans. Actually, the aliens, the Raps, get humans to do all their dirty work. It’s about the people living under Rap occupation, walled into the city of L.A.

Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie Bowman (Sarah Wayne Callies) were leaders of the resistance, often undercover working security for Raps. At the end of season two, they escaped the L.A. block with their family, and former collaborator Snyder (Peter Jacobson) tagging along. Resistance hero Broussard (Tory Kittles) stayed behind to fight.

Ryan Condal, who created Colony with Carlton Cuse and runs the show with Wes Tooke, spoke with /Film by phone ahead of the third season premiere (premiering May 2 and airing Wednesdays on USA). Condal talked about what’s ahead on Colony, but he also addressed some other projects he has in the works, like a Highlander reboot on the horizon, as well as a Conan streaming series for Amazon. Read More »

sherlock holmes

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Robert Downey Jr. still wants a third Sherlock Holmes movie to happen
  • Author R.L. Stine reveals the official title of Goosebumps 2
  • Karl Urban has some thoughts about when Star Trek 4 is going to begin filming
  • Karen Gillan‘s hopes for Jumanji 3
  • All that and more!

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highlander reboot

The Highlander reboot has been kicking around for many years now. We’ve seen all sorts of talent come and go with this project, including directors Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond) and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). The last director attached to the Highlander reboot was Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), but he’s no longer involved. John Wick and John Wick: Chapter Two director Chad Stahelski (on the right side of the picture above) is now sitting in the Highlander reboot’s director’s chair.

Below, learn more about the Highlander reboot.

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the shadow - a Russell Mulcahy interview

Although you might not recognize the name Russell Mulcahy, you almost definitely would recognize his work. Especially if, like me, you grew up in the 80s. Because Mulcahy directed over 400 music videos during the decade. I spoke with Mulcahy about how that journey began. From directing the first ever music video that appeared on MTV to regularly working with the likes of Duran Duran, Billy Joel and Elton Joel. And then, of course, we chatted about what it was like to make Alec Baldwin a superhero.

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highlander reboot update

The Huntsman: Winter’s War wasn’t originally going to be Cedric Nicolas-Troyan‘s feature directorial debut. The former visual-effects supervisor and second-unit director on Snow White and the Huntsman was first set to direct the Highlander reboot, which, over the years, has had plenty of directors and talent involved that have come and gone.

Nicolas-Troyan confirmed with us he’s still attached to the film. Learn more about the Highlander reboot below.

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Dave Bautista shooting Spectre

Summit’s Highlander reboot still needs a MacLeod, but it may have found its Kurgan. A new report indicates Dave Bautista, of Guardians of the Galaxy and WWE fame, could be stepping up to play the main antagonist. More on the Dave Bautista Highlander casting after the jump.  Read More »

Rumor: ‘Highlander’ Reboot Producers Want Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise Highlander

“There can be only one (sexiest man alive)!” There is going to be a Highlander reboot, and the producers reportedly want Tom Cruise to be in the film. But he wouldn’t be the hero who learns that his own strange birthright automatically enrolled him in a violent game amongst immortals competing for the ultimate price. No, Cruise is being eyed for the revamped version of Sean Connery’s original role. So his part would be of the wise and experienced mentor/swordsman who helps the Highlander come to terms with his life and immortality. Get a few more very cautious details of the possible Tom Cruise Highlander deal below.

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The Highlander reboot has a new person calling the shots. After a revolving door of director attachments, Summit has set Snow White and the Huntsman second unit director and visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to direct the film. He’ll shoot the script from Art Marcum and Matt Holloway that reportedly keeps pretty true to the original film.

Which means that we’ll see Scottish highlander Conor McLeod discover his immortality, and be trained in combat and survival skills by Ramirez. He’ll kill other immortals (by severing their heads), battling to a showdown with one last brutal survivor for a sort of all-knowing and influential existence referred to simple as “The Prize.” Read More »

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Ryan Reynolds Exits ‘Highlander’ Reboot

Ryan Reynolds

To say Summit’s Highlander reboot has been as long-lived as its characters would be a massive exaggeration, obviously, but it has been kicking around for quite a while now. And it’ll be sticking around for some time yet, as it’s now headed back to square one. Ryan Reynolds has just dropped out of the project, months after director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo exited. Hit the jump to get the details.

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