Highlander reboot script is finished; Pre-production to begin this fall

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

There can only be one HIGHLANDER reboot, and it’s gearing up to start production very soon.

Yes, anyone who’s a fan of the original HIGHLANDER film(s) and is anxious to see what a modern reboot has to offer will be happy to know that screenwriter Ryan Condal has turned in his script to studio Lionsgate (via Deadline). Word is they’re “extremely pleased” with the script and have their eye on starting pre-production this October.

News broke in 2016 that the reboot – which has been on the docket for years – took a big step forward by tapping JOHN WICK director Chad Stahelski to helm the project. Stahelski also intends to do a trilogy of films starting with this movie, and Head of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, Patrick Wachsberger, told Deadline that this script has “…set up the story so it has sequel potential.”

For those unfamiliar with the original film, the story of HIGHLANDER follows Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert), one of several immortal warriors who can only be killed via decapitation. The movie wasn’t a hit upon initial release, but found a cult following and spawn several film sequels, comic books, TV series and more. Though it sounds like pre-production on the reboot could start sooner rather than later, Stahelski will be working on JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 before starting on HIGHLANDER, hence the October start. 

The HIGHLANDER reboot is set for a 2019 release.

Source: Deadline

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