It seems that Conan 3 could finally be moving forward. I like to call it Conan 3 instead of The Legend Of Conan, which is its working title. But anyway, Fredrick Malmberg, the producer of the movie, says that the movie should start production in early 2015 for a 2016 release.
“We want to polish up the script, specifically about the characters. But we don’t think it will take long. We’ll probably have this 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 (2015).”
The idea is to have Arnold shoot The Legend of Conan after he finishes up with other commitments, such as the new Terminator movie.
“That’s the intention. 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 The Lord of the Rings. I can see this being a winter movie as well as a summer movie. This iconic role of Arnold as Conan is so big that it can be year round.”
Several directors have come forward, but first they intend to get that script just right. Interesting year then for 2016 with sequels to both 1980’s classics Conan and Beverly Hills Cop, with the stars of both movies even being rumoured for a Twins sequel…