There’s still a new Conan movie coming, producer Chris Morgan has told Empire Magazine this week. Which is good news to those of us worried about the effect incoming blunder Terminator: Genisys might have on the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
At one point the movie was supposed to come out in 2014, then Arnold Schwarzenegger claimed it would come out in 2016. Says Morgan:
“Literally right now we’re talking about when it can go ahead. We’re figuring it out. I can’t really say… but it’s sooner than you might think!”
As for what the movie will be, Morgan says don’t look too hard at the Robert E. Howard material for clues. The film will go full Milius.
“We look at all the source material and we love things that kind of speak to that tone. We’re incredibly respectful to Howard. I’m a huge fan of the stories and books, but I’m a super-huge fan of the first movie, because that crystallised and distilled it all for me. Milius just killed it. He did such a good job. And Legend Of Conan is really resonant and it really digs into the legacy of that original film. I’m already very proud of it.”
Conan is just what Arnold needs, but even so I still get a feeling that it might depend on the outcome of Terminator: Genisys.