Back in 1986, Russell Mulcahy directed Highlander, an action fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery about a battle between immortal warriors, which became an immediate cult hit leading to five more films, a television show, animated series and more.
Granted, the movies were never huge commercial successes, at least theatrically, as seen by Highlander: Endgame which grossed just 12.8 million total in 2000–it cost $15 million–but Summit Entertainment has been interested in reviving and rebooting the franchise, a plan that’s been in the works for nearly four years.
Most recently, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) was named to reboot the character and while speaking with Fresnadillo and actor Clive Owen for their latest film Intruders, ComingSoon.net’s horror site ShockTillYouDrop.com got around to asking Fresnadillo about the anticipated reboot, which is still in the cards.
“I’m so keen to make it, because I think it would be a very interesting new approach into that world, but let’s see because we’re in an early stage still,” he told them.
When asked whether they might cast a new face for the main role or find a known actor, he responded:
“Some kind of new flavor, how about that? Especially because of the big theme of the story, which is the immortality as a curse, because I found it so interesting.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Clive Owen over on ShockTillYouDrop.com.