I've been waiting for this Legend of Conan movie to get made since it was first announced back in 2012. Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his role, and he will be a seasoned warrior. The story will supposedly pick up right where the classic 1982 film left off with an older Conan sitting on his throne. We now have word from producer Fredrik Malmberg that the movie will actually start shooting in the spring of 2015. This is what Malmberg had to say in an interview with The Arnold Fans:
"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."
When asked if they had approached any directors, he said:
"We haven’t been talking with directors yet. A lot of directors have come fourth and expressed interest and that they like Conan and want to be involved when we’re at that stage but the studio said they want the script to be ready before we officially approach the directors. But we have been in touch with old great names and new fresh faces. We’re excited about finding the right guy for that."
The producer then said that he’s hoping this film will be Schwarzenegger’s next big project after he's done with 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."