James McTeigue Helming “Conan” Reboot?

James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta,” “Ninja Assassin”) is tipped to be helming the upcoming “Conan the Barbarian” reboot film for Nu-Image/Millenium says CHUD.

McTeigue has long served as the Wachowski’s first assistant director on their various projects such as “The Matrix” trilogy and delivered impressive work with the adaptation of Alan Moore’s “V for Vendetta”.

The news comes a few days after it was revealed that “Rush Hour” helmer Brett Ratner has left the project. The concern now is that $120 million dollar budget for the film may be slashed as McTeigue’s resume doesn’t guarantee a hit as much as Ratner.