When you think about it, John Milius’ 1982 “Conan the Barbarian” is a pretty damn impressive film. If you look at the movie again, now, I don’t think you could tell it was made over two decades ago. The film stands up to the test of time that bloody well. In any case, they’re doing a remake, and if all goes well, late 2008 will see the “Conan” remake go into production.
Pic is earmarked to begin production later this year, but the start date will depend on the resolution of the writers strike. Nu Image/Millennium chief Avi Lerner confirmed that he is in discussions to make a WGA deal akin to those brokered with United Artists and the Weinstein Co. Such a pact would speed up the process.
Interesting. It really looks like the WGA is doing a smart thing here and picking off the studios one-by-one. Hey, anything to get this thing settled is good for us, the consumer.
The Conan redo will be written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (“Sahara,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), but no director has been attached yet.