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Arnold Schwarzenegger gives an update on The Legend of Conan

01.26.2016

With the future of the TERMINATOR franchise not looking particularly bright these days, Arnold Schwarzenegger is keen to revisit another one of his classic characters, Conan the Barbarian. Another Conan sequel has been teased for years but it seems that the project is finally moving forward. The Arnold Fans were on-hand during an an “Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger" event recently, and the actor gave an update regarding the future of THE LEGEND OF CONAN, although Schwarzenegger is now referring to it by another title.

Conan the Conqueror, where I’m sitting on the throne for years and years - decades, and then all of the sudden, the time comes when they want to overthrow me. So that story WILL be told and that movie WILL be done.

Arnold Schwarzenegger went on to say that the script for the film has indeed been written and that they're in the process of looking for a director to tackle the project. Even though THE LEGEND OF CONAN seems to be picking up steam, by the time production kicks off Arnold Schwarzenegger will be quickly approaching 70. However, if you were worried that his age would keep Schwarzenegger from kicking butt as Conan, fear not.

One of the advantages for when you train every day, when you bicycle everyday, when you work out every day is that age is not registering in the body the same with everyone else. Because when you stay in shape, you do turn back the clock. So I feel great and the last few movies that I’ve done, I’ve done many of my own stunts. I did all the physical stuff and it didn’t wipe me out and I have plenty of energy and feel really terrific. So I am absolutely convinced that I can do the Conan movie and do the horseback riding, the sword fights and all the fighting.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's next film will be 478, a revenge-thriller in which Arnold will play Viktor, a man whose wife and child die in a plane crash which was caused by an air traffic controller's tragic screw up. The air traffic controller is vilified for his mistake and as a result, has to be placed into protective custody. But Viktor cannot let it go, and is determined to seek vengeance.

Source: The Arnold Fans

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10:00AM on 01/28/2016
The only way a new Conan movie would work is if they treat it as a straight up serious action fantasy movie like Fury Road. Use minimal dialogue as possible and let the action speaks for itself.
The only way a new Conan movie would work is if they treat it as a straight up serious action fantasy movie like Fury Road. Use minimal dialogue as possible and let the action speaks for itself.
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7:33AM on 01/27/2016
Schwarzenegger needs to make sure they get a worthy director to direct this. Stop with all of the generic go-to studio hired guns. Schwarzenegger's career was built by visionary filmmakers like Cameron, Milius, McTiernan, and Verhoeven. These great filmmakers made Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger is dead in the water without filmmakers like these.
Schwarzenegger needs to make sure they get a worthy director to direct this. Stop with all of the generic go-to studio hired guns. Schwarzenegger's career was built by visionary filmmakers like Cameron, Milius, McTiernan, and Verhoeven. These great filmmakers made Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger is dead in the water without filmmakers like these.
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7:20AM on 01/27/2016
If that's the main plot, then this will fail like Terminator Genisys. One can hope that Will Beall and
Andrea Berloff have turned in a solid script.
If that's the main plot, then this will fail like Terminator Genisys. One can hope that Will Beall and
Andrea Berloff have turned in a solid script.
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7:37AM on 01/27/2016
That's actually the plot to one of Robert E. Howard's original Conan stories, and one of my favorites. Where Conan is viewed as old and weak by the kingdom. Up until Conan proves that he is the epitome of badass.
That's actually the plot to one of Robert E. Howard's original Conan stories, and one of my favorites. Where Conan is viewed as old and weak by the kingdom. Up until Conan proves that he is the epitome of badass.
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4:58AM on 01/27/2016
Well it's not like he can follow Clint Eastwood, or even Sylvester Stallone, and do intelligent twists on his old films.
Well it's not like he can follow Clint Eastwood, or even Sylvester Stallone, and do intelligent twists on his old films.
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9:43PM on 01/26/2016
I heard on the radio that Arnold was taking over for Trump as host of the apprentice, but not sure if that is just a rumor at this point or if it is a done deal. Based on the fact that Arnold's post-governor rolls haven't exactly done well at the box office, I don't think him being a reality tv show host will work in his favor for this film happening. And I agree with the post below; Poledouris's score is one of the main reasons the original film works, they need to find someone who can write a
I heard on the radio that Arnold was taking over for Trump as host of the apprentice, but not sure if that is just a rumor at this point or if it is a done deal. Based on the fact that Arnold's post-governor rolls haven't exactly done well at the box office, I don't think him being a reality tv show host will work in his favor for this film happening. And I agree with the post below; Poledouris's score is one of the main reasons the original film works, they need to find someone who can write a similar sounding score for it to be a true Conan score. Maybe someone like Howard Shore, whose Lord of the Rings scores had the same epic scope as Conan.
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12:39AM on 01/27/2016
Ennio Morricone.
Ennio Morricone.
9:50AM on 01/28/2016
What are you talking about? Stallone did some reality tv hosting and Creed turned out okay.
What are you talking about? Stallone did some reality tv hosting and Creed turned out okay.
9:15PM on 01/26/2016

I really want this to work

With the right people behind the camera, I think this could turn out really great. The biggest question mark for me is who would fill the great void Basil Poledouris left. Say what you will about the first two movies, but the music was second to none and stand as some of the finest film scores I've ever heard.
With the right people behind the camera, I think this could turn out really great. The biggest question mark for me is who would fill the great void Basil Poledouris left. Say what you will about the first two movies, but the music was second to none and stand as some of the finest film scores I've ever heard.
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8:43PM on 01/26/2016
They'll ruin it. Lets be honest.
They'll ruin it. Lets be honest.
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8:02PM on 01/26/2016

Bring it on...

This could be Arnie's crowning glory...
This could be Arnie's crowning glory...
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