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'Highlander' reboot nabs 'John Wick' director

The long rumoured reboot gets new life.

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Published Tue, Nov 22 2016 5:02 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

The cult classic 1986 action fantasy 'Highlander' has been on Hollywood's reboot radar for a number of years now, and it looks like this time it might actually happen.

'Highlander' reboot nabs 'John Wick' director | TweakTown.com

According to Variety, 'John Wick' director Chad Stahelski has been tapped to helm the film which is set to wipe the slate clean from the previous five films and three TV spin-offs. No word yet on casting, but don't expect to see 86 year old Sean Connery reprise his role as Juan Sánchez Villa‑Lobos Ramírez.

Stahelski's next picture, 'John Wick: Chapter 2' is set to premiere next February, and could lead to a third picture.

NEWS SOURCE:variety.com

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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