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Arc-Vile
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:56 pm Reply with quote
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Legend of Conan is to build on the end of John Milius and Oliver Stone‘s first instalment, growing out of that film’s final promise of another story for another time, telling us all about Conan the King.

Not only will the next Conan film disregard the recent Conan the Barbarian with Jason Momoa, and so should we all, it’s also going to disregard Conan the Destroyer, the second of Arnie’s pictures.

"After the original seminal movie, all that came after looked silly to me. Robert E. Howard’s mythology and some great philosophy from Nietzsche to Atilla the Hun was layered in the original film. People say, he didn’t speak for the first 20 minutes of the film, but that was calculated in depicting this man who takes control of life with his own hand. 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."

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:03 am Reply with quote
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The Arnold Schwarzenegger-led “The Legend of Conan,” the long in the works sequel to the original 1982 feature, is no more.

The project was in development and shaping up to effectively do for Arnie’s Conan what “Logan” did for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine or “Unforgiven” for Clint Eastwood’s iconic cowboy roles, that is one last R-rated big adventure set late in the character’s life.

Now, Universal Pictures has apparently decided to kill the project. “Fast and Furious” franchise writer Chris Morgan, who has been involved with the project, spoke with EW and was asked to offer an update. He responded:

“Not so much. That’s kind of a longer story. At the end of the day, the studio decided that they weren’t gonna make that. I gotta say, it’s honestly a heartbreak. I love that first movie so much, so much, it’s one of my favorite movies.

We had Will Beall do a draft on [the Legend of Conan script]. He killed it. Our take was Conan, 30 years later, a story like the Clint Eastwood Unforgiven. It was so awesome.

Ultimately, the budget was big, the studio was not really sure of the title, and the relevance in the marketplace. They ended up letting it go. I think they’re gonna look to do a TV show or something with it.

But just to be associated with it, pitch it to Arnold, have him get so excited, there was a moment of magic for me, personally [laughs]. You never know, down the road we may revisit!”

At last report there was consideration for turning Robert E. Howard’s iconic work into its own cinematic universe. Nothing further appears to have developed on that front either.

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Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:43 am Reply with quote
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Hope this happens before Anuld gets too old.

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