By Crom! Arnold Schwarzenegger will once again tell us what is best in life as he returns to the role that made him a star as Conan The Barbarian, in Universal Pictures The Legend Of Conan. Schwarzenegger will reprise his role as the Cimmerian warrior in a film to be produced by Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan. Chris Morgan (47 Ronin, Wanted) is expected to write the script for the film.
The only film that The Legend Of Conan will adhere to will be 1982′s Conan The Barbarian. The film will pretty much just ignore Conan The Destroyer and the reboot that starred Jason Momoa altogether.
“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 always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again. I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story.”
There’s no word yet if the film will be R-rated like that original film, but one can only hope.