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Monday, January 21, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Conan Is Back!

Whoever thought that those famous lines in Terminator, "I'll be back," would ring so true to action star Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie career. Let's hope he doesn't say that concerning his political career!

But, it's true, Ah-nuld is back and going to back to his very first starring action character and role, the Robert E. Howard’s mythic warrior from pulp lore - Conan. Most think it's the T-101 Terminator hell-bent on killing Sarah Conners, but you be wrong. That was Ah-nuld's signature role.

After the huge flop of the 2011 reboot, it seems that those at Universal Pictures refuse to give up on the franchise and hope that Schwarzenegger taking up the Conan mantle once again can make the Robert E. Howard character a movie screen success.

The Jason Momoa reboot trickled in only $48 million at the box office worldwide. The movie's budget cost was $90 million!
However, Universal Pictures is dead set on a Conan come-back and has announced that The Legend of Conan is seeking a release in 2014. Arnold is already attached to the film and confirms he will star.

Like most fans, will The Legend of Conan take place after the 1984 sequel to Conan The Barbarian - Conan The Destroyer - and finally complete the King Conan story that was promised at the end of the 1984 sequel? After all, it would make sense since Arnold is older at age 65. 
According to Chris Morgan, who wrote the story that the movie will be named after, Legend of Conan will center around an older and wiser Conan. The story will be parallel with Arnold's age.

Insights to the story also revealed that Arnold's revisit to the character will also see Conan in a last hoorah sort of story. Like the movie Rocky Balboa, the aging Conan knows he'll be going to Valhalla soon and will be seeking that last bit of glory by going out with honor in a great battle.

Apparently, The Legend of Conan will ignore the 2011 reboot as well as the 1984 sequel Conan The Destroyer. So, the new Conan movie with Arnold will not take up where Conan The Destroyer left off. Oh, well, bummer!

Will Arnold be able to save this mythic and well-loved barbarian, who was first made famous in his adventurous tales told by Robert E. Howard in pulp fiction magazines, on the silver screen? Time will tell, but what do you think?

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