The Arnold Schwarzenegger remake/reboot craze continues to roll on with news that remake guru Marcus Nispel is set to helm the new Conan film. Nispel replaces Brett Ratner who recently dropped out of directing the film for Nu Image/Millennium Films.
In the past Nispel has directed the remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th and Pathfinder so at the very least he knows his way around violence, gore and swords. Other directors attached to the project over the years include the Wachowski’s and Robert Rodriguez (he’s now producing Red Sonja).
Nu Image/ Millennum films hope to start shooting the Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer penned film in Bulgaria and South Africa later in the year.
In a strange case of irony Nispel was also set to direct the Arnold Schwarzenegger film End of Days in 1998 but he withdrew due to the ever popular reason of “creative differences.”
With a bit of luck Conan will now move forward. It’ll be interesting to see who Nispel gets to wear the loin cloth in the epic film.
More on Conan when we get it.