Chad Stahelski’s ‘Highlander’ Reboot Finally Moving Forward After New Script
Last year, we revealed that director Chad Stahelski was still developing his Highlander reboot (which he told Collider could potentially become a trilogy). Mentioning that they were already possibly looking at filming the movie in Capetown, South Africa.
A new update suggests Highlander will indeed be Chad’s next film after completely John Wick: Chapter 3. Deadline has revealed that things are moving forward after screenwriter Ryan Condal (Rampage, Amazon’s Conan The Barbarian) handed in a script the studio is happy with.
However, they don’t state many details on the Condal script and if it was a complete page-one rewrite or a simple polish incorporating the last couple of drafts. There were a bunch of writers tackling the script previously, none of them are mentioned as contributing in the Deadline piece.
They’re also claiming “pre-production” will begin in October with a 2019 release date, but it seems slightly unrealistic unless they meant production and not pre-production in October. I wouldn’t be shocked if they’re overshooting and we won’t be getting Highlander released until 2020.
Pre-production is a pretty hefty process and even more so for a project with swordplay action choreography. Using Chad’s scheduling on John Wick: Chapter 3 for example, it begins filming late April and will release May 17th, 2019.
Anyways, we think there’s a strong chance we could see Keanu Reeves end up with a role.
Highlander is currently without production or release dates.