Conan Gets New Father, New Script

Filming on “Conan”, the upcoming new adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s fantasy epic about the sword-wielding barbarian, kicks off in Bulgaria on March 15th so some final elements are now being locked down.

First up an early report that first surfaced at Latino Review and has now been confirmed by Heat Vision states that Mickey Rourke is in negotiations to play Conan’s father in the adventure.

The film follows Conan (Jason Momoa) as he embarks on a quest to avenge the murder of his people. Leo Howard stars as the younger incarnation of the character who will be the one most likely to interact with Rourke’s father character.

Meanwhile a reliable source has revealed that scribe Sean Hood has been hired to rewrite Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer’s script. Hood penned “Hercules”, a screenplay with similar themes for producers Joe Gatta and Boaz Davidson at Millennium Films who are also working on “Conan”.

“Conan” director Marcus Nispel and Hood previously worked together on the script for sci-fi/thriller “Subterranean” which may shoot later this year.