Quote are still coming out this weekend from the international publicity junket in Berlin for “Terminator: Genisys” with several new ones today from Arnold Schwarzenegger about his next project, the upcoming “The Legend of Conan” which seems him playing an elderly version of the famed barbarian character he played over thirty years ago.
Speaking with Nerd Report, Schwarzenegger was asked what drew him back to the character:
“I was hoping to do another one, and I [liked] the idea of Conan having been king for a long time, then just threw it all away and went into retirement and went off into the mountains. That whole idea always appealed to me. Then of course he gets asked back because of some hideous and unbelievable things that are happening to the kingdom. So that’s when the battle begins again.”
“Fast and Furious” franchise scribe Chris Morgan initially worked on the script with Andrea Berloff then taking over. It was hoped the script would be in place and ready by late last year so filming could begin in the Spring, but according to Schwarzenegger there’s still some work to be done:
“It needs some tweak age but really they’ve done an extraordinary job with it, very thoughtful so I’m looking forward to working with them on that as soon as this gets out of the way, because I’m very focused on one thing at a time. Then we do the next thing.”
There’s still no word regarding who’ll serve as director.