Brett Ratner Off “Conan” Film Reboot

Joe Gatta, the producer behind the upcoming planned reboot of the “Conan the Barbarian” franchise, tells Empire Magazine that fanboy-hated director Brett Ratner (“Rush Hour,” “X-Men: The Last Stand”) is no longer attached to the project.

“We’re currently in the process of hiring a director. For the past six months we were discussing the movie with Brett Ratner, and for more timing issues than anything else we had to part ways with Brett. We all wanted him to do it, believe me; just the timing didn’t work” says Gatta.

Despite no helmer, production on the film hopes to get underway on August 24th in Bulgaria.