The Kidd here...
You can forget about Jason Momoa as Conan, because the original is back.
Today Universal Pictures set themselves up for THE LEGEND OF CONAN, which would return Arnold Schwarzenegger to the role he originated back in 1982, with an eye on Summer 2014 to get the film into theatres.
Deadline reports that Chris Morgan, who came up with the story, is set to produce and may wind up penning the script as well, if he can manage to fit it into his schedule, which also includes writing the screenplay for FAST SEVEN (he's written the last four).
As for where it would place in the Conan timeline, Morgan said that, for him, it's as if the Momoa reboot and CONAN THE DESTROYER never happened, preferring to link THE LEGEND OF CONAN to the original CONAN THE BARBARIAN.
So what's the story of THE LEGEND OF CONAN? Producer Fredrik Malmberg explains it quite simply as such: "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.”
You wanted Arnold back in some of his classic roles? You got it... although there's no telling how this might affect that planned TERMINATOR 5 Schwarzenegger was originally packaged in. After all, Arnold's been busy accumulating projects... but so many movies, so little time. Eventually something's got to give... and go.
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