‘The Immortals’: The 80s classic will have its ‘reboot’ with Henry Cavill

The director of the John Wick saga, Chad Stahelski, will be in charge of carrying out the project.

The director of the saga John Wick, Chad Stahelski, will be in charge of bringing the movie The Immortals again to the big screen in the form of ‘reboot’ y con Henry Cavill (The Witcher) in the lead role. The filmmaker will return to the public the famous classic of the 80s, starring Christopher Lambert, and that will begin filming sometime in 2022.

Stahelski, who is on a short break from producing the fourth installment of the John Wick franchise, has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter all the reasons that led him to cast Cavill in the lead role of the reboot from The immortals. Cavill, who is about to premiere the new episodes of The Witcher, He has declared himself to be “a big fan of the film” and of all the film sequels and series that have been born from it.

Henry obviously has the physique, but that doesn’t mean much if you can’t also carry the empathy of a character who has lived 500 years, and I needed someone who could do both, “Stahelski told THR. Cavill’s role in the series The Witcher It has been a great incentive when it comes to being able to count on him, since from the outset he had some of the main characteristics that the interpreter will further develop in the reboot.

“Henry immediately brought up the idea of ​​the burden of immortality and you could see in his eyes that he can transform from a vibrant young soul to a wise old soul. He had that combination that fascinated me.” [Stahelski]

The 80s classic follows the swordsman Connor MacLeod, coming from the Highlands of Scotland, who discovers that he is one of the immortal warriors who can only die by beheading. After living for several centuries, MacLeod eventually settles in New York City, and is soon dragged back to the battlefield when his greatest enemy returns to kill him for a special ability that is awarded to the last living immortal warrior: Vast knowledge and the ability to enslave the entire human race.

Although the details of this new project have not yet been revealed, its director has revealed that the film will be “one more reality-based shot“Compared to the original movies and the TV series, and that the script”will probably play a bit more like a modern tragedy“As the title hits the big screen, probably in 2023, the next December 17 on Netflix you will be able to see Cavill again in the skin of Geralt of Rivia in season 2 of The Witcher.