According to Deadline, Henry Cavill may play the lead role in the upcoming Highlander‘s Reboot. Henry Cavill in talks for Highlander’s Reboot for Lionsgate. Highlander’s Reboot production is expected to begin soon. Kerry Williamson is writing script for the film, who has previously written the story for What Happened To Monday for Netflix. Neal H. Moritz, Josh Davis and David Leitch are producing the film for Lionsgate. Amanda Lewis, Patrick Wachsberger and Gregory Widen are serving as executive producer.
‘Highlander’ Reboot Plot
Nothing is known yet about the story of the reboot of the film Highlander. What role Henry Cavill will play is also not known, but he will be in the main two. The lead role in the 1986 original film was played by Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod and Sean Connery as Ramirez. Ramirez teaches Connor that he is one of the few humans who are immortal forever called the Quickening, until he is beheaded. Centuries later, Connor is confronted by his oldest enemy, Kurgan ( Clancy Brown ), in New York, who beheads the immortals.
Although the original 1986 film Highlander was a flop. The film grossed $12 million worldwide at the box office with a budget of 19 million. Later, sequel Highlander II: The Quickening release in 1991, but the box office collection was disappointing as before. But due to the film Highlander II: The Quickening, it later became a TV series in 1992 and it proved to be a tremendous hit. 6 seasons of Highlander TV series were released, which proved to be a hit.
Highlander reboots have been in the making for the past decade. From time to time directors such as Justin Lin and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo joined the project, sequels were confirmed for actors such as Ryan Reynolds and Dave Bautista , but the work did not proceed. But this time Highlander’s reboot is more likely to be completed.
Henry Cavill Upcoming Movies & TV Series
Henry Cavill recently appeared in Zack Snyder Cut ‘Justice League’. If he is cast in a reboot of Highlander, then he have two more big projects of Netflix. Henry Cavill has a Netflix series The Witcher Season 2 which will be released this year. Apart from this, he has also recently been signed by Netflix for Enola Holmes 2.