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. 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…….

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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


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