Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Legend of Conan' Aiming to Shoot in 2015
Back in 2012, it was revealed that Universal wanted to get Arnold Schwarzengger back in epic action with The Legend of Conan, a direct sequel to the original 1984 film Conan the Barbarian. Last year, World Trade Center scribe Andrea Berloff was supposed to write the script, and now some fans are wondering when the film might actually go in front of cameras. Well, we have a hopeful answer from producer Fredrik Malmberg who spoke with The Arnold Fans (via ComingSoon) and revealed that script is supposed to be done this fall with an eye towards beginning production sometime in the spring of 2015.
Here's what Malmberg said when asked whether it would be Schwarzenegger's next film:
"Arnold wants that. I would like that and I know everyone from the studio side would like that but it's all in the script. We need to get the script where it's right and ready to go. In the movie world, nowadays, when a movie is a go movie, it happens very quickly. It's up to Universal to set the date for it to be released but personally, I don't think it has to be a summer movie. I think there's plenty of examples of big event movie being released in the winter like the Matrix movies and The Lord of the Rings. I can see this being a winter movie as well as a summer movie. This iconic role of Arnold as Conan is so big that it can be year round."
At the same time, Schwarzenegger doesn't seem to have the same pull he once had in the prime of his acting career. Films like The Last Stand and Sabotage have been pretty poor star vehicles for the iconic actions star, but only his turns in The Expendables franchise seem to be really satisfying. But maybe that will all change with his return to one of his reliable franchises in Terminator: Genesis, now in production. And if that movie is a hit, then it might get people back on board the Schwarzenegger train to get excited for The Legend of Conan. But the film still needs a director, so we'll see how this all plays out.