Toldja: Arnold Schwarzenegger Back As King Conan In "Legend Of Conan"
created 10/25/2012 - 8:21pm
A couple weeks ago Cosmic Book News reported on the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to his roots with Conan The Barbarian, as the Austrian Oak commented about doing King Conan after his latest movie, Ten.
Now, Deadline states as much.
While not specifically titled King Conan, the movie is going to be called "The Legend of Conan," and comes from Universal Pictures.
Chris Morgan, who wrote the last four Fast And The Furious films, along with Wanted and 47 Ronin, is on as producer, came up with the story, and might do the script, reports Deadline.
The Legend of Conan is currently slated for a 2014 release; however, Chris Morgan still has to finish writing "Fast and Furious 7," so the date is only tentative.
The film is also produced by Fred Malmberg, CEO of Paradox Entertainment, who holds the rights to Conan.
"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 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.
"This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story," Malmberg added. "I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn’t touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan’s Unforgiven."
Arnold Schwarzenegger also stated, "I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again. 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."