Date: 24th May 2021
Henry Cavill is in early talks to star in one of the two lead roles in Chad Stahelski's "Highlander" reboot.
But judging by Cavill's latest Instagram post, and the fact that Highlander's official Facebook page is sharing the news, I'd say the deal is likely done and the only question now is who will Cavill be playing when the cult franchise returns to the big screen.
Not much is known about the current reboot, which Stahelski will direct from a script by Kerry Williamson, with the project having gone through numerous changes and iterations since it was first announced back in 2008.
Neal H. Moritz and Josh Davis are producing, while Amanda Lewis, Patrick Wachsberger and Gregory Widen will executive produce.
The original 1986 Highlander pic starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown as immortal beings, hunting down one another and collecting more power. The film - with its "There can be only one" catchphrase spawned four sequels and three television series including the popular USA series starring Adrian Paul.
Cavill was most recently seen in "Zack Snyder's Justice League" and "Enola Holmes". His other credits include "Mission: Impossible - Fallout", "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "Man of Steel".
Source: Press Release