Arnold Schwarzenegger To Do King Conan
Cue the Basil Poledouris music score (below)!
Update: It's confirmed: Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise as Conan in Legend of Conan, due out in 2014.
1982 saw Conan The Barbarian debut on the big screen and bring world-wide fame and attention to the Austrian "Oak" -- known as Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger's demeanor and muscles on the big screen were a hit with audiences everywhere. Eventually, Arnold would go on to do the sequel, Conan The Destroyer, and sort of spin-off with Red Sonja.
As seen in the post-credits sequence, Conan was revealed to go on to become King Conan, with audiences heavily anticipating the third movie to complete the trilogy.
However, Arnold would take his career in a different direction and become Hollywood's leading action hero with Terminator, Commando, Predator, Running Man and T2.
From there, Arnold went on to do a few comedies, some more action movies, and eventually wound up as the governor of California.
Now, Arnold Schwarzenegger - at 65 years young - is returning to the big screen and it looks as if he is returning to his roots.
The former Mr. Olympia is already involved involved in seven movies (The Expendables 2, The Last Stand, The Tomb, Unknown Soldier, Breacher, Triplets, Ten), and now "King Conan" looks to be #8.
"We've already had discussion about this, because it's a project that is particularly dear to me," Schwarzenegger told a French radio station, as reported by TheArnoldFans. "I must first shoot 'Ten' with David Ayer, but then we're going to focus on 'Conan.' It remains to be seen who will direct and if we use the John Milius (Crown of Iron) script."
Conan was just rebooted in 2011 with Conan The Barbarian from director Marcus Nispel and starring Jason Momoa. Last we heard, Momoa had finished a script on the sequel with it said a remake of Red Sonja was on the cards as well.
Seeing how "King Conan" would feature an aged Conan, the two could co-exist.