Friday 26 October 2012

Is a new Schwarzenegger Conan movie best in life?

Now Arnie is back to being a film star again, it looks like he's trying his best to revisit his old haunts, including The Terminator. However, I can't say that I saw this coming. The former politician is now looking to reprise his role as Conan the Barbarian in a new film called The Legend of Conan. This will be a sequel to the original '82 movie rather than Conan the Destroyer (forget the recent abomination that infected our screens).

Producer Fredrik Malmberg gave Deadline an idea of how the movie will play out:
The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make. It's that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he'll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.
 I wonder if this one will be more about political intrigue and big strategic battles than sword and sorcery adventuring. It could be very interesting, but whether it will be good or not remains to be seen.

I leave you with a classic scene from Conan the Barbarian.

[Deadline] via [io9]

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