Schwarzenegger Says LEGEND OF CONAN Has "Hideous and Unbelievable Things"
I really want to see Arnold Schwazenegger’s Legend of Conan sequel happen. This movie sounds like it’s could be insanely badass! Everything I’ve heard about it seems absolutely incredible. This is seriously the one project that I want to see Schwarzenegger do before he retires from acting. The actor recently did an interview with Nerd Report, and when asked about Legend of Conan, this is what he said:
“I was hoping to do another one, and I [liked] the idea of Conan having been king for a long time, then just threw it all away and went into retirement and went off into the mountains. That whole idea always appealed to me. Then of course he gets asked back because of some hideous and unbelievable things that are happening to the kingdom. So that’s when the battle begins again.”
We’ve heard screenwriter and producer Chris Morgan talk a lot about the movie in the past, and he explained the character as follows:
"I want the warrior whose joints have started to fuse together, who has to crack the cartilage so he can pick up a sword again. I want the guy who’s not necessarily lost a step, but there’s some rust he has to shake off. I want to embrace that. It makes it a greater hero story.
"Conan needs to be faced with challenges. The greatest challenge to him isn’t the armies that are set before him. It’s, on some level, self-doubt, a little bit of slowing down and forcing yourself to be heroic beyond what people expect of you. What I don’t want is for him to step back in and look the same. That would defeat the purpose of our story."
I would love to see Schwarzenegger focus his attention on this project once he’s done promoting Terminator Genisys. The script for it is still in development, and it was most recently polished by Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton).
Hopefully all the pieces of this film production comes together soon, because the movie needs to be made! I honestly believe that it could be one of Schwarzenegger’s crowning achievements.
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