Universal Pictures has struck a deal for The Legend of Conan, an action film that will star Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his early roles that launched his movie career.
Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan are producing the reboot. Morgan has drafted a story outline and may move on to write the script, but he better move quick. Universal is hoping to have the film out for Summer 2014. Morgan is still working on the seventh Fast and the Furious movie, but if things work out, he'll be very hands-on as this Deadline reports that this is a dream project for him.
Schwarzenegger starred in two Conan films before moving on to Terminator and other action blockbusters. The franchise was rebooted in 2011 with Jason Momoa in the title role, but the film never gained traction and tanked.
"The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make," Malmberg said. "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 th last cycle of this life. He knows he'll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle."
Schwarzenegger added, "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."
Are you psyched to see Arnold portray the Conan character once again?