Conan returns with writer and director
Conan the Barbarian is back. The next movie in the Conan series is about to begin its long process with the announcement today that Warner Brothers have assigned a writer, and the potential director to the film.
Now I don't know what potential really means here, it could mean that the guy has potential to director or that he has been given the option by WB, as yet that's not entirely clear, but at least it's moving. There's also more good news, the film will return to the ethos of the original creators stories, those aren't the ones brought to our screens already.
The news is from Variety through Coming Soon.
[Boaz] 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.
That's been one mighty slog to get here so far, but if things run smoothly we'd be looking at filming next year. Here's hoping that everything goes well. I'd be keen on a fresh and original take of this character, and quite frankly they'll have to do this if the original Conan is not set to return, which quite frankly is looking nigh on impossible.