Following a brand-new offer in between Chad Stahelski and Lionsgate, the director will now manage both the John Wick and Highlander franchises.
- Chad Stahelski indications a brand-new offer with Lionsgate for the Highlander reboot, making it his next function.
- Lionsgate applauds Stahelski’s imaginative force and states that he will manage both Highlander and John Wick franchises.
- Stahelski reveals enjoyment to continue dealing with Lionsgate on John Wick and introduce a brand-new franchise with Highlander
Director Chad Stahelski’s long-awaited Highlander reboot is lastly taking place, with the John Wick filmmaker signing a brand-new offer with Lionsgate. The Highlander reboot, which is because of star The Witcher and Guy of Steel’s Henry Cavill as the titular never-ceasing warrior, is now anticipated to be Stahelski’s next function, with the director all set to manage both the Highlander and John Wick franchises for the foreseeable future.
The chair of Lionsgate Movie Group, Joe Drake, and chair of the MPG, Adam Fogelson, launched a declaration (by means of THR) applauding the partnership and the “imaginative force” of Chad Stahelski.
” This offer broadens on the fantastic imaginative relationship we currently have in put on John Wick and extends it to our Highlander franchise. From the beginning, Chad has actually been the imaginative force specifying the world of Wick; as we continue to think of the future for that world, we desire Chad, collaborating with Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee of Thunder Roadway, as our stewards assisting us and planning together at every action. This offer makes it main, and we anticipate his stable hand and imaginative input not simply on the movie he is making, however other stories that develop from it. He is a real visionary, and we are enjoyed have him in our corner.”
Stahelski, on the other hand, is delighted to continue his relationship with the studio and bring more John Wick experiences and a brand-new Highlander legend to life.
” I am happy to be able to grow my relationship with Lionsgate in this brand-new oversight function for the John Wick universe and its more growth. John Wick is so near my heart and to be able to continue shepherding it will be a blast for me. I’m so delighted to likewise be introducing another franchise with Highlander, a world that is so abundant with engaging stories to be informed.”
The Highlander reboot will count manufacturer Neal H. Moritz the estate of Peter S. Davis, the late manufacturer of the initial motion picture, as partners on the job.
What Does the Future Hold for Highlander & & John Wick?
The John Wick franchise has actually currently begun growth, with more jobs now formally set to be supervised by Stahelski. While in 2015’s John Wick: Chapter 4 apparently concluded the primary series, talk of a fifth outing have actually currently started, with a spinoff motion picture, Ballerina, due to be launched on June 7, 2024.
The world of John Wick has actually likewise bled onto the little screen, with Peacock’s The Continental: From the World of John Wick following a young Winston Scott and the early days of the gunman hotel. Another television show and an anime series are likewise now in advancement.
When It Comes To Highlander, Stahelski has actually formerly loaded appreciation on lead star Henry Cavill.
” The character’s arc covers centuries and he ends up being various characters, all of which extend the timeline of his psychological development. Then throughout our very first conference, my suspicions were verified: Henry was right away riffing on the concept of the concern of immortality and you might see in his eyes that he can change himself from being a young, lively soul to an old, smart soul. He had this mix I was captivated by.”
Highlander has been given a release window of 2026.