It was revealed last year that Universal had brought the rights to Conan and that they were pushing ahead with the movie The Legend of Conan. Now, Conan star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been talking about The Legend of Conan, saying that he would do it right now if it was ready to go.
Schwarzenegger was talking at a press conference for his latest movie The Last Stand, when he explained, “Let me just say that a lot of it has to do with timing. That's what show business and politics have in common. It's a lot of it is timing, and I think that I would've chosen to do Conan already if it would've been ready, but the Universal studio just bought the rights to Conan.”
He added, “They have an executive over there that happens to be a big believer in bringing back that character, and Universal was the first one to do the movie with Dino DeLaurentiis, and now they want to be back and do a bunch of Conan movies, but do it high-quality, not as a B-movie, to do it high-quality like the first one was John Milius directed and Dino DeLaurentiis produced and Universal has presented. So they want to go back to that. So that will be ready by sometime this year.”
The Legend of Conan is currently looking for a 2014 release date but you can catch Arnold Schwarzenegger on the big screen, in the movie The Last Stand, which is set to be released on January 18 in the US and then on January 25 in the UK. Check out the trailer for The Last Stand below.