The filmmaker has been given the task of bringing the 1986 classic back to the big screen.
During an interview promoting the home release of his other directorial effort, John Wick: Chapter 2, he gave an update on his Highlander reboot.
Chad revealed: “We’re trying to stay very true to the original property. Keep what is really excellent about the tone and keep the mythology going from that world.
“[We’ve] purposed it to have a more modern take on it [while] keeping the beauty of what the original was.”
When asked if original stars Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert could make a return in cameos, the director admitted he would certainly think about it.
“We could only hope… we’ll see. We haven’t really talked about that yet.
“We just want to make sure we have a really good story and some really good characters in it…our take on what we can do with the action.
“And if that’s good then we’ll worry about the cameos.”
While there’s no news on casting, he said: “We’re in that magic place called development right now.
“The studio has some kind of timeline they’d like to adhere to. “Currently we’re in the middle of working on the script.
“If everything goes as processed…y’know it’s a big movie, it’s got a lot of moving parts too especially with the choreography. Swords aren’t as easy as firearms.”
The director added: “Just to do another sword movie isn’t really what we want to do.
“We want to bring to life a whole different level of duelling [with] edged weapons.
“That takes a lot of time to develop and train the cast.”
John Wick Chapter 2 is released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on June 12, 2017.