Recently came the news that “John Wick” filmmaker Chad Stahelski’s long-gestating “Highlander” reboot with Henry Cavill looks to be targeting a production start next year.

That suggests that other projects that Stahelski has been attached to in recent times, such as the film adaptation of PlayStation’s acclaimed “Ghost of Tsushima” video game, have fallen by the wayside.

That’s not the case says Stahelski as over two years of development on the film is still very much continuing. Speaking with Screen Rant this week, the director offered an update of where the film stands.

He confirms a script is ready to go and the whole team is waiting until the actor’s strike ends before they can properly move forward on the project:

“We have a script, we’re very close to getting our s–t together on that, as well. Development is always tricky, it’s studios, it’s strikes, and availabilities, and scouting. You have to will things into existence. I think the two things that I am closest and most interested in are ‘Highlander and ‘Ghost of Tsushima’. Both amazing, amazing properties, the story of Ghost is, also, one of my favorite properties of all time.”

Stahelski has previously discussed a desire to be as authentic as possible with a push for an all-Japanese cast speaking in their native language. Takashi Doscher (“Only,” “Still”) will pen the script.

Heavily inspired by filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s works, the highly acclaimed game is set on Tsushima Island off the Japanese coast in the 13th century. The story begins as the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island, wreaking havoc. As one of the last surviving samurai, Jin Sakai rises from the ashes to fight back.

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