Deadline has now revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to once again play Conan the Barbarian in The Legend Of Conan.
“The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make,” producer Fredrik Malmberg told the Deadline. “It’s that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.”
This new Conan flick will skip over the events of the sequel to the original 1982 film “Conan the Destroyer” AND the 2011 reboot.
“This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story.I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn’t touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan’s Unforgiven,” adds Malmberg.
There’s currently no word on whether or not it will be R-Rated, but Schwarzenegger had this to say about returning.
”I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again. I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story.”
Universal Pictures are apparently hoping to get the film in theatres by Summer 2014, with Chris Morgan (Wanted, 47 Ronin) expected to write the script.
“By Crom” this is suprising !?