The likes of Rob Zombie, Xavier Gens and Neil Marshall have all been linked this past week to directing “Conan”, a new film version of the classic barbarian hero that Lionsgate is planning for Summer 2009.
Well all the talk is utter bull according to a reputable and highly placed source within the production. The scooper says: “The bottom line here is that there isn’t one. The production companies are talking to a host of directors, there is no completed script and there will be no director until they have a script done.”
They add their own warning to those who would spread these rumors – “People like Rob Zombie are planting their own rumors trying to get the job. This is ridiculous.” For now, ignore all the talk until later in the year.