Conan finds a writer

Conan finds a writer

A new Conan film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger has been floating around in development hell for some time at this point. Despite the attempted relaunch of the franchise in 2011 with Jason Momoa in the lead role, talk of Schwarzenegger returning has never faded away.

It now seems more likely than ever that Marcus Nispel’s take on the franchise is being left aside and focus has returned on continuing the version of the franchise which began in 1982 with the film from John Milius.

It has been reported that Universal studios have hired Andrea Berloff to write a screenplay for “Legend of Conan”, with a short resume to date Berloff’s pervious written works include the 2006 film Word Trade Centre, and the currently in pre-production The Legend of Cain.

Legend of Conan producer has been quoted as follows;

Berloff is an amazing writer who can juggle masculine grittiness with extreme emotional depth. Her take on Conan is powerful and genuine and would make Robert E. Howard proud.

If Legend of Conan progresses through to filming sometime next year for example, it would mark thirty years since release of the last Conan film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Conan the Destroyer.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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