From immortal demigod to immortal, former Superman Henry Cavill is in talks to star in a remake of Highlandersafter a Report of the deadline. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski, director of all three John Wick films.
For strangers Highlanders is a 1986 film about a race of immortal warriors embroiled in a centuries-old war to be the last. These warriors cannot be killed unless they are beheaded. When their number is low enough, there is an event called the “Gathering” where they compete for the price – the ultimate immortal power. Here the film gets its iconic slogan: “There can only be one.”
Highlanders plays Christopher Lambert as one of those immortals, who was born in the Scottish highlands in the 16th century and then taught the way of the immortals by Sean Connery, who plays a Spaniard despite all odds. Centuries later, in 1985, Lambert’s Highlander is living in New York when the time of the congregation approaches. He must defeat his immortal rival, an evil and terrible warrior named Kurgan who is played by Clancy Brown … who you may know is Mr. Krabs SpongeBob SquarePants
While the film is full of lore and world-building, including many flashbacks from the 16th century, it’s mostly about demigods fighting each other with drug weapons – and a dazzling queen song. In other words, it’s hard to imagine the film could go together any better than Cavill and Stahelski.
Of course, this wouldn’t be Cavill’s first experience as a mythical figure with a large sword. The Enola Holmes and Justice League Star also plays the monster hunter Geralt of Rivia on Netflix’s ongoing series The witcherand he played the villain in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, a franchise where Tom Cruises Ethan Hunt is basically an immortal demigod.
Stahelski is currently tied to numerous other films. Earlier this year it was announced that the director would customize Sony’s samurai game Spirit of Tsushima for the big screen. He’s also working on it John Wick 4to be released in 2022.