When it was announced, it was thought that Paradox Entertainment’s upcoming “The Legend of Conan” would be a one-off. Fans would get to see Arnold Schwarzenegger returning as the now elderly Conan who sets out on one final quest while he still has the strength to lift a sword.
Now though, it seems it may not quite be the character’s final outing. Paradox’s CEO Fredrik Malmberg tells The Arnold Fans:
“We have a great story. This is a role that’s perfect for [Arnold] and he’s very involved with the whole Universal team.
Arnold has been very instrumental to bringing this together saying, ‘We gotta make a good Conan!’ I think if we do this right, we can do two more Conan movies right after.
I think Game Of Thrones also shows a huge interest in fantasy. I’m psyched about it.”
Key team members behind the “Fast and Furious” franchise are involved in the “Conan” relaunch and the aim at present is to get the script into shape BEFORE attaching a director. Malmberg also spoke a bit about the story and its place in the timeline:
“The idea is that this takes place AFTER Conan has been king. But this is the legend of Conan where he has been gone and people say, ‘do you remember the good ol’ days when Conan was around?’ And now it’s time for him to come back.
In the stories and you can also see it when he’s sitting on the thrown and the narration on that last scene of the movie…”with a troubled brow” …you can tell he’s not really happy being king. So, it’s time for him to go out and do battle.”