Let’s face it, there are two names that can make a fanboy cringe when it’s attached to their favorite object of geek: Uwe Boll and Brett Ratner. So when it was confirmed that Ratner would be helming the “Conan” remake, there weren’t a whole lot of happy faces out there in fanboy land. So what’s been going on with the reboot, and will Ratner’s ever-expanding list of “movies to do” keep him from doing “Conan” after all? One can only hope.
Movieline caught up to The Rat, and asked him about “Conan”. Says the director of the “Rush Hour” movies:
“Yes. That’s something I’m actively attached to. We’re just budgeting the script and trying to figure out when’s a good time and where to shoot it. It’s kind of a global landscape.”
On some rumors that The Rat was looking at a PG-13 version of Conan:
“No. That’s ridiculous. It’s a hard R.”
So there you have it, kids. Brett Ratner will make a Conan movie unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Hell, it might even be better than the John Milius version. Um, I’m just saying. It’s possible. Okay, maybe not so much, but you know, until it’s actually in the can and delivered to the theaters, just about anything could happen. It could get lost, for instance, and wouldn’t we all be happier for it?
Below: This is what Conan thinks of your reboot, Brett.