Conan The Destroyed?

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ratner directs conan1 Conan The Destroyed? It was rumored, but many didn’t want to believe it. Now if Ain’t It Cool can be believed it’s fact.

He’s one of the most divisive directors in the fanboy community, and famous for his multiple attachments to possible projects that never see the light of day.

However it now looks like Brett Ratner will be directing Conan!

Moriarty (aka Drew Mc Weeny) got an email from a scooper who apparently made a very persuasive case to suggest that Mr. Ratner would indeed be helming the new Conan film for Lionsgate.

This news broke last month at Dread Central, but considering that Ratner’s name is attached to almost every film in development (and some which are not) it looked like a false alarm. Conan has been in development now for about a decade with everyone from John Milius to The Wachowskis attached to the project as it moved from Warners to Lionsgate. To put the film’s gestation period into perspective – Arnold Schwarzenegger was in the frame to star at one point!

Nothing is officially official yet, so take this with a pinch of salt. Ratner is supposed to be directing Beverly Hills Cop 4 for Paramount, a film which is being fast tracked (as is Conan) so it’ll interesting to see which one pops first.

Conan has no cast attached yet – so it would appear that Cop has the advantage because they already know that Eddie Murphy is up for more Axel Foley, but it’s going to a bit more difficult finding a new Conan. How many musclemen out there can act, and I don’t mean in the wrestling way?

Will Ratner direct Conan?

Who knows, but at least it sounds like we might see Conan this decade.

Source: AICN

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  1. Conan The Generic?

  2. I’d love to see a Conan reboot , just please use a director than can do action/adventure.
    Ratner has done some fun movies but I doubt that they’ll use him.
    BHC 4? If they actually WANT to do a good movie , it could work. if money is the ONLY goal then it does not bode well .

  3. Vin Diesel as Conan???

  4. Please no wrestlers acting in this (eg the Rock).
    I’d rather someone not so big as long as they could convey the animal nature and power of Conan.

    Diesel is a possibility.

  5. The actor doesn’t need to be a body builder.

    Someone like Sean Bean would do fine. Better than Arnold even.

  6. What happened to the talks of John McTieran directing?
    And please no talk of Diesel or Gerard Butler, although he did make a better Beowulf. And, personally I thought the Zemeckis’ Beowulf was more Conan.
    A really good directing choice: Sergei Bodrov — directed Mongol.
    You have to get a wrestler for Conan cause all of today’s male actors are scrawny little guys. I dont want to see some guy weild a sword and wear armor thats heavier than he is, ex. Orlando Bloom. Unless you pump a lot of HGH in whoever gets this role.

  7. Brett Ratner!??? Oh My God! He´s the worst director in the world…

  8. I think Ratner done an ace job with X3 and should have been given more praise,in fact it was my favourite X-Men movie…great pace,good acting and effects…and fun!!
    As for Conan himself…not sure who could fill Arnies shoes..he kind of nailed it so well…he should have made more years ago instead of T-3 and all the other mince he appeared in!

  9. Jeez…… Ratner recycled the SAME movie formula multiple times (Rush Hours 1-3 – anyone see his movie Money Talks?….), he remade Manhunter which didn’t need to be remade (oh except for Dino Delaurentis’ huge boner to exploit anything of Thomas Harris’ he can get his hands on and crank out for a few bucks), and he undid all the great work Bryan Singer did with the first two Xmen movies.

    Go ahead Brett…. you might as well F up CONAN too…….

  10. So we will basically have a PG-13 Conan, wait wasnt that Kull with Kevin Sorbo? I can’t really this being a stellar or of quality movie now.

  11. So why NOT WWE’s Batista or Triple HHH? Their acting on a weekly level is way better than some of the MetrosexualwishywashyGeeImsogreatsudostars that THINK that they are great actors. Let someone who actually gets sweaty and bloody for their regular job give it a shot. The fan base is there. I’d much rather see the (already) Conan-like Triple HHH rock (No Pun Dewayne…) the screen! Have you ever seen him live? He’ll scare the crap outta you!!! Give him a broadsword and he would def be a new breakout star in H-wood. We’re def in dire need of a good ‘badass’ on screen! (Besides me of course.)

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks! I’ve gotta jet… -Stark

  12. no wwe wrestlers as conan they suck as actors. As for arnie i dont really think he did a good job. I only have one name for you ANDREW BRYNIARSKI! He played a football player in the movie THE PROGRAM,he had small roles in some more movies but he is most known for playing leatherface in the last 2 TCM movie’s.He is the only actor that has the look,the body,and acting skill.Not to mention he just has that born in the hills of wild cimmeria look to him.Give him some blue contacts and color his hair black you got conan.

  13. I also would love to see francis ford coppola direct this.

  14. CONAN WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY MIND THE GREATEST HERO EVER IMAGINED. SO WHOM EVER THEY GET TO DO THIS THING ACT OR DIRECT OR WHATEVER, JUST PLEASE DON’T SCREW IT UP.

  15. Yeah..please don’t screw it up. CONAN is a hero from PULP legend. He is not a cartoonish goofball like we see in DESTROYER or BARBARIAN with his face falling in his mush. He should be treated with the same grit his creator envisioned.

  16. Listen Here,Ive been an Avid beliver of thisWay before most evene heard the Name,Im not a hardcore Arnold fan,But he helped make this what it is. They need a person with Dino de laurentis flai. This guy travelled and shot that movie in spain,hungary,america to say a few places.Conan is a person of so few Words.Act what! (SHut Up!) The real deal is to create a hyborian world that is magical with landscapes and people that make it real. It must be rated R to keep the real feel theme to the Hack and Slash genre we all know too well when it comes to conan.Anything less will be a bust.And Dont forget the female skin.The first movie drew lines around the block for months,i should know,i was there!(1979) Savage Sword of Zul

  17. So you dont think the actor that plays conan needs to know how to act?And that conan is a man of few words?Zul…have you ever read an REH conan book?I dont think you have.There is a lot more to conan than a big body and cool landscapes.And Arnold did not do a thing for REH’s conan,but hurt him.

  18. I would love to see tripple h play as conan he is the perfect person.