So Brett Ratner Will Be Killing Conan After All?
We've heard rumors left and right about the proposed Conan movie slated for sometime in 2009, but so far no one has ever stepped up to the plate. AICN confirms today that Brett Ratner will officially be taking the reigns on what (I now predict) will be a big flop. How does this guy still get hired to direct big budget movies? I know I didn't give any of my money to Rush Hour 3, did you? I don't think I need to explain what Conan is all about anymore. As a reminder, Lionsgate announced in August two new writers, Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain, who scripted the still unreleased Outlander Viking sci-fi movie.
Instead of even mentioning that 1982 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Lionsgate is going all the way back to Robert E. Howard's pulp stories first published in the 1930s. This isn't a remake, it's a reboot, if even that. It's supposed to be a $100 million R-rated origin film, which in theory sounds like a great idea. But in the hands of Brett Ratner, it's going to be a $100 million pile of crap. My excitement grew ever so slightly when Robert Rodriguez let it slip that he was potentially producing this Conan movie because Red Sonja, his project with Rose McGowan, was so closely related. However, I've lost all hope, if this is indeed true.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Oh god! Brett Rat-Ass-Ner? I have to agree with you. How in god's name does he still get to direct movies? He should just stick with his music videos and leave movies alone. He ruined the X-Men franchise so now he's out to ruin another one? If Lionsgate were any smarter, they'd have kicked his Rat-Ass to the curb. Down with Ratner!
Armand on Oct 17, 2008
I thought he was attached to God Of War which seems like it would be quite similar!? I'm sure he would only make one or the other (hopefully Conan cos I want to see a great God Of War film)
Sumit on Oct 17, 2008
A Conan film should be like a dark version of Indiana Jones. It's high adventure, but very violent and primordial. I hope that whoever ends up doing this understands what makes Howard's original stories so unique.
Scott on Oct 17, 2008
Why make another Conan movie in the first place. It wont be better than the original, plus ugly bretty directing it would screw things up for good. It will end up being a PG-13 leaving Conan the gayest chars of all time. If they gona make it, hand it over to a highly known director brett is known for his comdey films and this is far from comedy.
Fearl3ss on Oct 17, 2008
I have still not seen any Conan movies but i want to after hearing nothing but good things about them. Brett Ratner has made some good movies but only a select few. He is quickley becoming the U.S. equivelent of Uwe Boll. He is offering nothing fresh to Hollywood. All he wants to attach himself too are sequels and remakes. Cmon now this is the guy supposedly forming a Guitar Hero movie. A Guitar Hero movie. People wth ideas as idiotic as that dont need to be in Hollywood.
Chris on Oct 17, 2008
Conan movies are the best Fantasy movies to date, for a Fantasy lover like me. Yes, even better than Lord of the Rings. I don't see anyone make them as good as the originals, which are simply cult by now. Surely not Ratner, who did actually decent job with the original Rush Hour. But I don't blame him for doing his job (bad). I blame the producers and studio's choosing the wrong driector...and will probably cast some teenager form a TV serie as Conan.
Tschai on Oct 17, 2008
"How does this guy still get hired to direct big budget movies? I know I didn't give any of my money to Rush Hour 3, did you?" Rush Hour 3 - $140,125,968 X-Men 3 - $234,362,462 After the Sunset - $28,331,233 Red Dragon - $93,149,898 Rush Hour 2 - $226,164,286 The Family Man - $75,793,305 Rush Hour - $141,186,864 Money Talks - $40,922,619 From a business aspect of it, there is only one disappointment on that resume. Listen, I don't like him - he's a hack - but it is incorrect to state that his movies don't make money and it is, sadly, delusional to predict a "huge flop." Someone who runs a movie site should be able to recognize the distinction.
Zak on Oct 17, 2008
Sucks, whats with all the crap news coming outta hollywood now.
Richard on Oct 17, 2008
It angers me that hacks like Brett Ratner run around and get to work on huge films while real directors with vision, talent and passion can't find work.
SlashBeast on Oct 17, 2008
FUCK HIM!!!!!! "They are all sluts"
werdnafaz on Oct 18, 2008
I think I'm going to be sick The Geek Gods hate us all
PimpSlapStick on Oct 18, 2008
fuck brett ratner! he should be fucking umemployed right now! worthless piece of shit!
andrew on Oct 19, 2008
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