Conan Remake Gets New Scribes

Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain will rework the script for Lionsgate’s “Conan the Barbarian” remake says The Hollywood Reporter.

The producers hope to have a potential franchise featuring Robert E. Howard’s classic warrior who previously graced the screen in two early 80’s films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (“Sahara”) wrote earlier drafts of the film which goes back to Howard’s original stories in an effort to create a $100 million R-rated origin film, the largest production to date for Lionsgate and Millennium.

Blackman and McCain also penned the upcoming sci-fi flick “Outlander” and are developing the action-adventure “Amazon” for Lionsgate, an epic about female warriors to which Scarlett Johansson has been attached. Directors are currently being sought for both “Conan” & “Amazon”.