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UPDATED: New Highlander Director Talks R Vs. PG | ManlyMovie

UPDATED: New Highlander Director Talks R Vs. PG

UPDATED: This project is still going ahead.  Even during lock down it looks like it has still been worked on.  Here is what the director tells Discussing Film:

We’re in heavy development mode on Highlander. Tweaking the scripts, writing, conceptualizing sequences, how we’re going to do everything. We probably have a lot more in-person kind of things, but it hasn’t slowed down our development process at all.”

I suppose it had to happen sooner or later…

PREVIOUSLY:  We have a new Highlander reboot coming but before you start worrying, it’s from one of the men behind John Wick, Chad Stahelski.  Now obviously the series involves cutting off the heads of other people, so does that mean it’ll easily be ‘R’ rated?  Here is what Stahelski has told Collider on this matter;

“Thus far the people in charge of the pocket book and all that, they’ve asked [the rating question] and I said, ‘Look, the way I work, the way we did John Wick, we never set about making a hardcore rated-R action movie, we said we’re going to do this, this is the design we want to do, this is what we feel is fun. If heads coming apart is an R, great. If heads coming apart is a PG, great. Ratings are second to what we’re going to do. Highlander, I think the action is — at least what’s  in my head — is going to fall on a line, for sure. We want to design it what we think is aesthetically cool, and so far I’ve met no resistance, they’re like, ‘Look, whatever you did with John Wick with the gun stuff, we want you to try and do with the sword stuff. We want you to make something cool and something unique, and something that’s going to make audiences say ‘Wow, I haven’t seen that before.’”

So I think that’s the road they’re letting me go down and what side of the line it falls on… I certainly don’t want to be gory for gory’s sake, and I don’t want to be clean for clean’s sake. We’re not trying to hit four corners, we want to make great urban myth that goes through time, and we’ll see where that lands.”

I’m actually looking forward to this movie right now…