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.