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|Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:19 pm Post subject: The Return of Conan the Barbarian
|In celebration of the new PotB character, Momo the Half-Orc Barbarian, Warner Bros is moving forward on another CONAN movie! Raaaar!
Warner Bros. Pictures has set Boaz Yakin to write and potentially direct Conan the Barbarian, a new take on the Robert E. Howard-created character, reports Variety.
The studio is eyeing an early 2007 production start for the film, which will be produced by Irving Azoff, Jon Jashni, Richard Alexander and Akiva Goldsman. Peter Sederowsky and Fredrik Malmberg of Paradox Entertainment, the intellectual property company that controls rights to the Howard estate, executive produce.
Yakin, best known for writing and directing Fresh and for directing Remember the Titans, has been a fan of the Howard series since childhood and came up with a take that impressed the studio.
Yakin's concept is more faithful to the Howard story than were the two Dino De Laurentiis-produced "Conan" films that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the sword-wielding conqueror.