Filmmaker Chad Stahelski has confirmed that the upcoming reboot of the “Highlander” franchise is sticking with one very key element of the original – the songs by music legends Queen.

“The Witcher” and “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill will lead this big-budget new take on the property which will cost over $100 million and has been dubbed by the director as “John Wick with swords”.

The original 1986 “Highlander” followed Christopher Lambert as swordsman Connor MacLeod, one of a number of immortal warriors who can be killed only by beheading.

Speaking with The Wrap this week, Stahelski was asked if the Queen songs would return for his movie to which he said: “Yes. Probably in a different way than you think, but hardcore yes.”

“A Kind of Magic,” the twelfth studio album by Queen, is considered the film’s unofficial soundtrack and six out of the nine songs on the album appear in the movie including “Who Wants to Live Forever,” “Gimme the Prize (Kurgan’s Theme),” “Don’t Lose Your Head” and most famously “Princes of the Universe” which was both the film and TV show’s theme song.

The caveat though of it being a “different way than you think” has led to speculation of how they will be integrated. Filming on the new “Highlander” is slated to get underway next year.

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