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The Legend of Conan is gearing up for a Spring 2015 shoot

Aug. 5, 2014by:
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While Arnold Schwarzenegger has his hands full filming TERMINATOR: GENESIS, many are left wondering whether or not he's going to get around to another CONAN flick afterwards. Fortunately, TheArnoldFans recently spoke with producer Fredrik Malmberg on the status of THE LEGEND OF CONAN, and he had some good things to say.

Fredrik Malmberg, producer on THE LEGEND OF CONAN, said this about the current script:

We want to polish up the script, specifically about the characters, but we don't think it will take long. 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 in the Spring.

In regards to a director for THE LEGEND OF CONAN:

We haven't been talking with directors yet. A lot of directors have come fourth and expressed interest and that they like Conan and want to be involved when we're at that stage but the studio said they want the script to be ready before we officially approach the directors. But we have been in touch with old great names and new fresh faces. We're excited about finding the right guy for that.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982) is far from a perfect film, but there are a lot of attributes that you don't see often in the fantasy genre. The lack of dialogue and more realistic portrayal of gore worked in the film's favor, setting up a kind of a National Geographic-esque feel for an era that never was. I would love to see that approach emulated with some modern-day sensibilities to create a fantasy film that people have never seen before. The director will play a huge role in that, and so it's with that announcement that I'll start to get excited.

KING CONAN will hopefully go into production early 2015, barring any delays.

Or, ya know, they could go a different direction . . .

Source: The Arnold Fans

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5:50PM on 08/05/2014
I'm more excited for his return in this than terminator. I love terminator 1 & 2, but now it just feels like they're forcing him into these new movies b/c they think that's all the audience wants from a terminator film.
As for Conan, just as important as the director to me is the composer. Poledouris' epic score is part of what makes the first film so memorable, and this requires more than just your generic modern-day action score.
I'm more excited for his return in this than terminator. I love terminator 1 & 2, but now it just feels like they're forcing him into these new movies b/c they think that's all the audience wants from a terminator film.
As for Conan, just as important as the director to me is the composer. Poledouris' epic score is part of what makes the first film so memorable, and this requires more than just your generic modern-day action score.
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7:11PM on 08/05/2014
As much as I would like to see this film from Arnold (as a huge fan of his), I know the movie will bomb hard and I will be surprised if the studio goes through with a greenlight.

The Conan remake was a huge bomb a few years ago and all of Arnold's recent efforts have tanked domestically.

I won't get my hopes up too high for this film to get made.
As much as I would like to see this film from Arnold (as a huge fan of his), I know the movie will bomb hard and I will be surprised if the studio goes through with a greenlight.

The Conan remake was a huge bomb a few years ago and all of Arnold's recent efforts have tanked domestically.

I won't get my hopes up too high for this film to get made.
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7:15PM on 08/05/2014

There is only one man for the job.

John Milius must come out of retirement for this.
John Milius must come out of retirement for this.
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3:57AM on 08/07/2014

Shame about Milius

If he hadn't of had that stroke I bet he would be doing it.
If he hadn't of had that stroke I bet he would be doing it.
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11:39AM on 08/08/2014

A far from perfect film? What have you been smoking?

I'm looking forward to this, I hope they choose the right director....but the original Conan film, that movie is magic, it's awesome, it's perfect, it's still resonates, it makes the incredible world created by Howard into a credible cinematic universe....an awesome film in my book!
I'm looking forward to this, I hope they choose the right director....but the original Conan film, that movie is magic, it's awesome, it's perfect, it's still resonates, it makes the incredible world created by Howard into a credible cinematic universe....an awesome film in my book!
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11:39AM on 08/08/2014

A far from perfect film? What have you been smoking?

I'm looking forward to this, I hope they choose the right director....but the original Conan film, that movie is magic, it's awesome, it's perfect, it's still resonates, it makes the incredible world created by Howard into a credible cinematic universe....an awesome film in my book!
I'm looking forward to this, I hope they choose the right director....but the original Conan film, that movie is magic, it's awesome, it's perfect, it's still resonates, it makes the incredible world created by Howard into a credible cinematic universe....an awesome film in my book!
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