THE LEGEND OF CONAN Aiming to Shoot in 2015


Producer Fredrik Malmberg claims that polished The Legend of Conan script is supposed to be done this fall with an eye towards a Spring 2015 start date.

Malmberg, one of the producers on the film spoke to The Arnold Fans about the latest draft of the script by Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center):

We want to polish up the script, specifically about the characters but we don’t think it will take long. We’ll probably have this turned in around September after the holiday and then we’ll take it to the studio and if they’re happy, we can hopefully start in the Spring.

This means that Arnold Schwarzenegger would make this movie following his return to the Terminator franchise (the actor is currently filming Terminator: Genesis in New Orleans). The producer also confirmed he’s hoping the film will be Schwarzenegger’s next after Terminator Genesis:

That’s the intention. 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 happen 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 movies 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.

Austrian-bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-California-governor-then-turned-actor-again reached the perfect age to play the grey bearded king that we all saw at the end of the first two films.

The Legend of Conan still needs a director and doesn’t yet have a greenlight or a release date, so we’ll see how this all plays out.