JOHN WICK Director Chad Stahelski To Direct HIGHLANDER Reboot November 23, 2016 Following the news that David Leitch is set to direct ‘Deadpool 2,’ THR has learned that his ‘John Wick’ co-director Chad Stahelski will take the helm for the long-in-the-works remake of the 1986 action adventure fantasy ‘Highlander.’ The original was directed by Russell Mulcahy and starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown and Roxanne Hart in a tale of Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scottish swordsman who must confront the last of his immortal opponents, The Kurgan, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize.” “I’ve been a huge fan of the original property since I saw it in high school. Such great themes of immortality, love, and identity are all wrapped up in such colourful mythology,” said Stahelski. “I can’t think of a better property that gives the opportunity to create interesting characters, mythic themes and action set pieces. Neal H. Moritz and original ‘Highlander’ producer Peter Davis are o board. The filmmakers are out to writers to work with Stahelski on the script.