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The Legend of Conan
Release Date: TBA (Summer 2014)
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Sequel
Production Phase: Script Stage
Studio: Universal Pictures Production Company: Paradox Entertainment
Who's Making It: Chris Morgan (Screenwriter), Fredrik Malmberg (Producer), Chris Morgan (Producer),
Premise: Now a king of his own land, an aged Conan longs for a final battle that will put all of his accumulated wisdom and fighting skills to the ultimate test.... More »
Friday, October 26, 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger will portray his first iconic movie hero role again, that of Conan the barbarian, in a new movie titled The Legend of Conan. This is a done deal and Universal Pictures, the company who now has the rights to release Conan movies, wants this new picture out in the summer of 2014.
The new Conan movie's producers are Fredrik Malmberg and Fast and Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan. Morgan will also write the script for The Legend of Conan and his intentions are to keep his new story in the same stark tone as the original 1981 Conan the Barbarian movie.
""I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn’t touch it unless we came up with something worthy," explained Morgan. "We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan’s Unforgiven," comparing his movie idea to the likely final western that Clint Eastwood will ever make.
"The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make,” Malmberg told the website Deadline. "It’s that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle."
Arnold Schwarzenegger also offered up some quotes to put his personal stamp of approval on the news. "I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again," the 65-year-old actor said. "I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story."- Deadline. Comment on this Scoop (0)