Lionsgate’s Highlander reboot has finally found its director. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that John Wick co-helmer Chad Stahelski has signed on to direct the project.
The project — which is being produced by Neal H. Moritz and Peter Davis — has gone through multiple writers in the past, but the report reveals that Lionsgate is currently looking for a new one to work on a new script with Stahelski, who released the following statement to the trade:
“I’ve been a huge fan of the original property since I saw it in high school. Such great themes of immortality, love, and identity are all wrapped up in such colorful mythology. I can’t think of a better property that gives the opportunity to create interesting characters, mythic themes and action set pieces.”
The studio has been trying to get this Highlander reboot off the ground since at least 2008, but that obviously never quite happened. Justin Lin, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Cedric Nicolas-Troyan were among the directors who were previously attached to helm the project. Ryan Reynolds was also at one point attached to play the lead role of Connor MacLeod, but he left the reboot back in 2013. What do you guys think?