Conan Movie Update

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:37 pm,

conan Conan Movie UpdateThe new Conan film has been in development for almost a decade – to put it in perspective, it has been in development for so long Arnold Schwarzenegger was attached to star in it at one point. Over the years the Wachowskis and Robert Rodriguez have been linked to direct the film and the property has moved from Warner Brothers to Nu Image/Millennium Films in the intervening years.

So what’s the current status? Nu Image/Millennium Films have now signed a distribution deal with Lionsgate to help bring Robert E. Howard’s iconic character back to the big screen. Further, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer – the gentlemen behind Sahara have been signed to write the screenplay.


Production is scheduled to begin later in the year, and the film apparently has a $100 million budget. An interesting aspect to the article that appeared in Variety is that Avi Lerner, the head of Nu Image/Millennium, is trying to negotiate a deal with the WGA so that they can push the film into production as quickly as possible.

It’s interesting news, and I feel that the main reason for the momentum on Conan was the success of 300 at the box office. I really hope that they can make a good film, one that matches the scope and feel of John Milius’ 1982 version: Conan The Barbarian.

There’s no news yet on who will star, but you can bet that any wrestler or actor with gym membership will be linked to the part.

I’m going to throw open the discussion, who would you like to see star as Conan?

Source: Variety

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  2. anyone ever seen that foreign film MONGOL ? That’s what you get when you swing swords around. The most realistic battle on film I’ve ever seen. CONAN should reflect that.

  3. I read on IMDB and Conan.com and heard from a reliable Hollywood source that the producers of Conan were thinking about casting the Rock but decided to cast an unknown actor in the role. The actor they cast is named (Andrew McLaren). Andrew has a few credits and is very similar to what Conan is supposed to look like black hair, 6 ft tall, blue eyes, 185 pounds ripped muscular body. Rumor has it that the movie is going to be huge and will spin off several sequels. They want to build up Andrew McLaren as the next action star since he is still in his 20′s and a lot of the current A listers are aging.

  4. You all shut the hell UP!!!

    conan is an old man looking for a young boy to f*ck!!!

  5. from what i read in muscle magazine arnold had the say so and he wanted the rock why i have no idea but that was the rumor and arnold did confirm it so i have no damn clue

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