THE LEGEND OF CONAN Could Start Filming in Spring 2015

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Though Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen hasn’t really been as triumphant as some had hoped, he has a couple of highly anticipated reprisals on tap for the near future.  The actor is currently filming Terminator: Genesis in New Orleans, where he once again fills the role of a titular Terminator, and now it appears that he could be returning to the Conan franchise as early as next spring.  Paradox Entertainment has been working to put together The Legend of Conan for a few years now, and while Schwarzenegger has expressed interest in returning for the fantasy action sequel, the film has yet to materialize.

However, producer Fredrik Malmberg now says that he hopes The Legend of Conan will be Schwarzenegger’s next film, adding that they’re poised to start filming next spring if all goes according to plan.  More after the jump.

arnold-schwarzenegger-legend-of-conanSpeaking with The Arnold Fans (via CS), Malmberg said he expects the most recent polish of the script to be in shortly:

“We’ll probably have this turned in around September after the holiday, and then we’ll take it to the studio and if they’re happy, we can hopefully start [production] in the spring.”

Now that’s definitely a lot of “ifs”, but Schwarzenegger has been keen on returning to the world of Conan in the past.  Malmberg said a director hasn’t been chosen just yet, but claims that candidates have expressed interest ranging from “old great names” to “new fresh faces”.  He says both he and Schwarzenegger are hoping this will be the actor’s next film, but it all comes down to how the screenplay turns out.

Again, The Legend of Conan doesn’t yet have a greenlight or a release date so this is all preliminary, but if Universal and Schwarzeneger like this latest draft of the script, it’s possible that the pic could enter production early next year as Malmberg is hoping.

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  • appolox

    Eh Arnold’s age is far too noticeable now. I think Dwayne Johnson would be a cool Conan.

    • jk

      Isn’t he supposed to play an elderly Conan?

      • appolox

        Really! Where did you here that?!

      • CJ

        Back in 2001 when KING CONAN was on the go The Rock was to play Conan’s son, Kon.

      • Grendal Sven

        Old King Conan, with his son as the main protagonist. Hell, I think Mamoa should be brought back for the role of the son, he’s an excellent actor, just got caught up with a lousy team when they made his Conan movie. He looks the part perfectly.

  • LEM

    70 year old moobs? no thanks.

  • Matty

    No Milius, no thanks.

    • Jackson

      Agreed. If they’re going to bring back Arnold, they might as well bring back the entire dream team. That’s what will get people most excited. Terminator Genesis would obviously have a TON of hype behind it if Cameron was directing.

      • CJ

        I don’t know why they still can’t use Milius’s awesome KING CONAN script.

        And I doubt Milius’s health would allow him to direct such a huge movie, which is why Verhoeven is the only choice. It’ll go some way to making up for never making CRUSADE together.

      • Grendal Sven

        I agree, that script was great.

    • lord jim

      there was rumor that paul verhoeven would be interested, now that would be great!

    • lord jim

      there was rumor that paul verhoeven would be interested, now that would be great!

  • HE1NZ

    Please bring Verhoeven. He was interested in it.

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  • http://midnightmax.blogspot.com/ Travis Callaway

    If it’s rated R, it better have a budget around $80 million- sadly, audiences simply aren’t going to the theaters to see R-rated fantasy films. If the producers/filmmakers aim for a PG-13, it simply cannot do justice to the character and subject matter. The franchise needs to head to cable (Showtime, HBO, Starz, etc.,) to survive in today’s “climate”. It doesn’t bode well for this project that Andrea Berloff is listed on IMDB.com as the film’s screenwriter- I really don’t care how sexist this sounds, but there’s zero chance of her shelling out a mean and muscular narrative. I’d shoot for a $75-$90 budget, a 125-135 minute run-time, a bloody/gory, hard R-rating, cast a few other big names in support and as villains (Dwayne Johnson/Dave Bautista as Arnold’s eventual showdown heavy/foe?), bring back Basil Poledouris’s awesome score (from the ’82 film) and hire Gareth Evans, John Hyams, Edward Zwick, Sergey Bodrov or John McTiernan as Director.

    • svpr1993

      *cough*300: Rise of an Empire*cough*

      • http://midnightmax.blogspot.com/ Travis Callaway

        *cough* “Conan The Barbarian” (2011) (budget= $90 million – worldwide gross = $48 million) *cough* “Dredd” (budget = $50 million – worldwide gross = $35 million) *cough* “Watchmen” *cough* “Sucker Punch” – “Red Sonja”, “Vampirella” and “Barbarella” remakes/reboots were scrapped because of the 2011 Conan film’s poor showing at the box office. The “300″ films have enjoyed success because of the stylized, dynamic visuals employed while also fitting into the current comic book movie boom. Recent “Robocop” and “Total Recall” remakes/reboots that shot for a PG-13 should be indicative of the current, pacified trend, as well. A potential Conan film also has to shake the “pulp” stigma, a genre that audiences seemed to have abandoned (“John Carter”, “The Lone Ranger”). Look up the box office returns for “Solomon Kane” (2012), another film based on a Robert E. Howard fantasy/pulp character…

      • http://midnightmax.blogspot.com/ Travis Callaway

        *cough* “Conan The Barbarian” (2011) (budget= $90 million – worldwide gross = $48 million) *cough* “Dredd” (budget = $50 million – worldwide gross = $35 million) *cough* “Watchmen” *cough* “Sucker Punch” – “Red Sonja”, “Vampirella” and “Barbarella” remakes/reboots were scrapped because of the 2011 Conan film’s poor showing at the box office. The “300″ films have enjoyed success because of the stylized, dynamic visuals employed while also fitting into the current comic book movie boom. Recent “Robocop” and “Total Recall” remakes/reboots that shot for a PG-13 should be indicative of the current, pacified trend, as well. A potential Conan film also has to shake the “pulp” stigma, a genre that audiences seemed to have abandoned (“John Carter”, “The Lone Ranger”). Look up the box office returns for “Solomon Kane” (2012), another film based on a Robert E. Howard fantasy/pulp character…

    • svpr1993

      *cough*300: Rise of an Empire*cough*

    • lord jim

      so, you finished your script and are in the middle of pre-production, or how the bloody hell would you know the needed budget and running time????
      and why wouldn´t you go with great actors (the first one had james earl jones!), and interesting directors?

      • http://midnightmax.blogspot.com/ Travis Callaway

        Is your shift key broken, or are you afraid of an occasional capitalization? Furthermore, you don’t consider Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption, The Raid 2: Berendal) or John McTiernan (Predator, Die Hard, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Hunt For Red October) as interesting Directors? How uneducated you must be. My post is a simple series of suggestions based on what any idiot who pays attention to box office returns and the apparent formula for current success may retrieve from it. Only a handful of films buck trends during a given year at theaters. Furthermore, no one ever said it shouldn’t strive to cast great actors in support- I simply stated that Arnold should have an imposing, physical adversary at some point (preferably during the film’s climax). Reading is fundamental, so is typing while frequenting a forum- apparently the two concepts are traits which have eluded you…

      • lord jim

        being from austria i always liked the lack of capitalization in english, besides i thought understanding had bigger importance than grammar.anyway to make you feel better:

        John Mctiernan, well, the “Rollerball” remake was seriously awful, and i didn´t care much for the “Thomas Crown” (i give him the good casting) remake or “The 13th Warrior” either, “The Hunt For Red October” is good, but he only made one great movie and that´s “Die Hard”.
        Evans is fantastic with martial arts, but not very good with storytelling, and i don´t want to see a Conan that´s reduced to it´s action elements.John Hyams is horrible (what were you thinking?).His father Peter did a few good movies (“Outland
        “Capricorn One”), but went downhill with Van Damme movies, and his son is doing even worse Van Damme movies.
        And how is Edward Zwick an interesting Director?I don´t think anybody has ever thought of going to an Edward Zwick movie because it was an Edward Zwick movie.An interesting Director needs a distinctive handwriting.
        What eludes me is that you did not consider Paul Verhoeven, who has always been an interesting, uncompromising and controversial Director, who enjoys doing violent movies with no concern about political correctness, who is friends not only with Schwarzenegger, but also with Rutger Hauer (who would make a fantastic villain) and who is actually interested in doing Conan, which is always better than being a gun for hire.

      • lord jim

        p.s.
        125-135 minutes is just bad, what about 105-120 or 135-150?Much better!My personal suggestion would be 117 minutes.By the way, if your suggestions of ridiculous detail just follow an apparent formula, they are neither needed nor interesting enough to share them, don´t you agree?Interesting would be if you would use mainly digital or practical effects, if you would shoot in australia or in front of agreen screen etc.

      • http://midnightmax.blogspot.com/ Travis Callaway

        You pick at McTiernan’s “Rollerball” yet leave out Verhoeven’s atrocious “Showgirls” (generally regarded as one of the all-time worst big films ever made) and the ill-advised “Hollow Man”. C’mon, Man! That’s funny stuff! Besides, Verhoeven hasn’t been relevant since, what, “Starship Troopers” … in 1997!? I loved the effects work in that film, but it was dumber than a sack of hammers and unGodly miscast. I’ve always loved Rutger, yet he’s older than Arnie- Hauer might make a great, adversarial King, though I don’t see him slinging a massive blade around anymore. Imagine a climactic fight scene between the two- they better have AARP on the set while filming it… I haven’t heard one decent suggestion from you yet, though I definitely wouldn’t have gotten as fired up as you did at mine if you would have thrown a few out there. I’ve got my opinions and I’ll stick with ‘em.

      • lord jim

        Yeah, “Showgirls” sadly destroyed his career in Hollywood, they won´t give him the budget they used to.But Starship Troopers was not dumb, i loved the sarcastic, nasty irony, that even surpassed Robocop – no Sir, that movie is not dumb at all, I strongly suggest a second viewing, he makes fun out of his pretty Hollywoodheroes that are basically TV-Romcom Fascists.Verhoeven made two bad movies (“Showgirls” and “Hollow Man”) and his last great movie was “Zwartboek” in 2006, also strongly recommended if you are not afraid of subtitles.He left Hollywood some time ago, and this could be his comeback, but i doubt they let him do it, he is not famous for listening to studio jerks.And Rutger Hauer might not be the youngest, (still, watch him in “HOBO with a shotgun”), but give him huge armor and some magic pets.considering Schwarzenegger´s age this might be the Conan version of “Unforgiven” anyway.Or let´s fight him three foes:Rutger Hauer, Kurt Russel and Ray Winstone.

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  • Rob Bradley

    Milius needs to come back. Simply no question about it.

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