Lionsgate would love for their 3D remake of Conan the Barbarian to turn into a franchise so it’s a good thing that star Jason Momoa is already writing a script for the sequel. Momoa is signed for another film and his take on the next movie would involve mythical creatures. Momoa tells CraveOnline that they wanted to bring creatures into the first movie but Clash of the Titans kind of took the wind of their sails and that the budget wouldn’t really allow for the special effects necessary to make the monsters come to life. He adds that a good Conan story is really about the villain and “what that villain is going to extract from Conan, and where as an actor I want to go with Conan. You know, no one’s going to know what I want to do better than me.”
Hit the jump for what Momoa had to say about being involved in the writing process for the sequel. Conan the Barbarian opens in 3D on August 19th.
Speaking about getting to work on the script for Conan 2, Momoa says:
How many actors get to go in there and go, “I’m part of the writing process?” and care that much about the character, because he is a fan himself? It’s great. You know some people go like, “It’s great, I’m going to be in my trailer.” I want to fucking make a great Conan movie.
I don’t know how Momoa stacks up as a writer, but I have a little doubt he’ll be an effective Conan since he’s basically already done the character as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. Also, how hard can a Conan script be?
“And then Conan bashed in another guy’s skull.”
For those just tuning in, here’s the synopsis for Conan the Barbarian:
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.