The long-planned The Legend of Conan may finally be getting ready to start production. And by finally getting ready, I clearly mean that it could be ready to go in early 2015. Producer Fredrik Malmberg has been updating The Arnold Fans on the follow-up to 1984’s Conan the Barbarian.
Malmberg said, “We’ll probably have this [the script] 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 production in the Spring.”
Claiming that Arnie wants to start on the film after finishing Terminator: Genesis, Malmberg added, “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 happens 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 Lord of the Rings. I can see this being a winter movie as well as a summer movie. The iconic role of Arnold as Conan is so big that it can be year round.”
The Legend of Conan was at one point being looked at for a 2014 release, although that’s now looking more likely to be 2016 if the film can get going early next year.
Expect more on this as it develops.