Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as Conan the BarbarianPosted 1:02 pm on Friday, October 26th, 2012 by Narvin Seegoolam
So I guess he wasn’t lying when he said he’d be back. Paradox Entertainment producer Frederik Malmberg (holds the rights to the Conan movies) and writer Chris Morgan (wrote the previous 4 Fast and the Furious movies) in conjunction with Universal Studios to bring The Legend of Conan to theaters in summer 2014. Not only are they trying to bring the movie to fruition, they plan on bringing back Schwarzenegger back as Conan himself. Here’s what Malmberg had to say:
The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make. 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 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.
As of right now, it seems like they will be shooting for an R-rating. Here’s what Malmberg said when asked about it:
Will that level of violence be there? Absolutely, but only if it serves a character who lives by that barbarian law of the wild, who is capable of extreme violence and rage, but who has created his own code and operates from within it. By the end of that film, Conan became a certain character, and this film picks him up there, as he faces different challenges that include dealing with age.
I’m not too sure if I like the idea of Arnold as Conan once more, only because he’s aged so much since the previous films. Also, I wonder what the story itself will follow. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Narvin’s middle name is FPS….ok maybe not, but he’s like BOOM!! HEADSHOT!! I’m hungry…