With his political career firmly behind him it seems Arnold Schwarzenegger is forging ahead with a full rejuvenation of his old movie career, following news that the actor is to reprise his role as Conan.
This news is set to confuse fans of the muscle bound character as the barbarian was only recently rebooted last year with Jason Momoa. It appears those who are behind this latest reboot, entitled The Legend Of Conan, don’t want you to remember the 2011 movie or the Conan The Destroyer movie Arnie made back in 1984.
Producer Fredrik Malmberg explained to movie website Deadline the following:
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…This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story. I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn’t touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan’s Unforgiven.