Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Arnold Schwarzenegger promises The Legend of Conan will be a spectacle

01.08.2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been revving up for his return to trademark roles like The Terminator and Conan the Barbarian like an athlete returning from an injury. He started with cameos in THE EXPENDABLES movies, then worked his way up to THE LAST STAND, then THE TOMB, and eventually THE LEGEND OF CONAN.

THE LEGEND OF CONAN made many of us fans giddy with excitement that the classic character would be returning to the big screen with the original star headlining it. Others were naturally hesitant that it would either be a slapdash effort to cash in on Schwarzenegger's return to the big screen. Well, Arnold himself has answered that fan conundrum in a recent interview with MTV:

"I'm excited [about it] because I've been hyping the idea to Universal Studios for quite some time. The important thing with the THE LEGEND OF CONAN project is to make it into an A-movie that they treat it like a 300 or any of those great movies, rather than a B-movie where they hack a few heads off, a few limbs off and run around with a sword. The audience and the fans are very sophisticated. They've seen all the SPIDER-MAN and SUPERMAN and IRON MAN [movies] and the 'Expendables' as regular action movies. They've seen it all. So when they see a 'Conan' movie coming, they demand a spectacle. That's what we tried to do with THE LAST STAND -- to give them the car chases, cars going 200 mph, racing through cornfields, crazy stuff you haven't seen before. You have to give them great entertainment.."

So, drawing comparisons to 300 may make some fans roll their eyes but I am psyched about the possibility of an over the top, violent, epic movie with Schwarzenegger. It has been a long time since a classic Arnold action movie has been released. Here's hoping THE LEGEND OF CONAN is that movie.

THE LEGEND OF CONAN will open in 2014.

Source: MTV

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+1
12:40PM on 01/09/2013

Hooray!

This and another Terminator!! A great Terminator script would be ideal and WHAMMO!!
This and another Terminator!! A great Terminator script would be ideal and WHAMMO!!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:01AM on 01/09/2013
Arnold has been in all my favorite action films since the 80s. I bet he is a cool guy to hang out with. He would drive around in his tank, smoking a cigar, and most likely owning land to blow things up. I am sure he knows how to entertain people for sure!
Arnold has been in all my favorite action films since the 80s. I bet he is a cool guy to hang out with. He would drive around in his tank, smoking a cigar, and most likely owning land to blow things up. I am sure he knows how to entertain people for sure!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:57PM on 01/08/2013
This will be my #1 movie to see in whatever year it is released.
This will be my #1 movie to see in whatever year it is released.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:28PM on 01/08/2013
Just read this interview to myself in the Arnold voice. Best thing I've done all day.
Just read this interview to myself in the Arnold voice. Best thing I've done all day.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:16PM on 01/08/2013
AWESOME! Can't wait for a trailer!!
AWESOME! Can't wait for a trailer!!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:57PM on 01/08/2013

Conan Lives!

If this actually happens I will be stoked for it!
If this actually happens I will be stoked for it!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+10
4:32PM on 01/08/2013
If they choose not to make it look like a Vallejo painting, then I am not interested. I really hope the colors aren't washed out like in the recent Clash of the Titans movies. I love the romantic atmosphere and cinematography of the original Conan movies.
If they choose not to make it look like a Vallejo painting, then I am not interested. I really hope the colors aren't washed out like in the recent Clash of the Titans movies. I love the romantic atmosphere and cinematography of the original Conan movies.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:18PM on 01/08/2013
A chase scene through a corn field. No way. I've always wanted to see that.

Arnold is an amazing figure. I certainly hope he's right, and they do the film justice. Be fucking nuts if they could fit Arnold into a Marvel or DC franchise again, though I'm not sure who he could be. I'll try to forget that he was ever Mr. Freeze.
A chase scene through a corn field. No way. I've always wanted to see that.

Arnold is an amazing figure. I certainly hope he's right, and they do the film justice. Be fucking nuts if they could fit Arnold into a Marvel or DC franchise again, though I'm not sure who he could be. I'll try to forget that he was ever Mr. Freeze.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:02PM on 01/08/2013
THAT is strength....that is POWER!
THAT is strength....that is POWER!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:53PM on 01/08/2013

CROOOOOOMMM!!

Possibly my most anticipated movie of all time..
Possibly my most anticipated movie of all time..
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:48PM on 01/08/2013

Sweet

at least Schwarzenegger knows what the fuck we want hope it gets made.
at least Schwarzenegger knows what the fuck we want hope it gets made.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting