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Legend of Conan still in the works

August 19th, 2016 by Marc Comments



We were told a sequel to the original Conan the Barbarian was in the works with news first coming in 2012 but it’s been very quiet since then.

While production was supposedly meant to start last year nothing happened. But now word comes from screenwriter Will Beall that the film is definitely planned and he is actovely work on the script.

Speaking about how the film opens and how it fits alongside the previous two movies, he said: “It opens there. It opens with this [hand on the chin]. It’s where you have to. It’s the sequel that we were promised and never got.

“I’m 11 when my father took me to see Conan the Barbarian which you should never take an 11-year-old kid to. It was a life changing thing. It’s an unbelievable movie. It comes back to [director John] Milius, right? There’s nobody better and it’s a real movie. It’s a truthful movie. Chris [Morgan, co-writer] and I from the very beginning said there’s no reason to do it unless it’s a worthy sequel to Milius’s Conan and I think we’ve got that. I really do.”

Fredrik Malmberg, the film’s producer, revealed last year that he had acquired the rights to all of the original Conan stories by original author Robert E. Howard.

Still no word on when filming will begin however.

Source: Nerd Bastards

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….