Brett Ratner is NOT as committed to directing the “Conan” remake as the producers would seem to think.
The announcement by Millennium Films chief Avi Lerner over the weekend has been been rebuffed by Ratner himself who tells The Los Angeles Times that “I am not doing ‘Conan’ now. This is totally premature. For now, ‘Conan’ is only a development deal.”
He then added “I have a deal at Paramount and I’m doing ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ first, no matter what. Avi shouldn’t be telling you or anyone else in the press what I’m doing.”
Lerner acknowledges that despite issuing the press release announcing Ratner’s involvement, the deal wasn’t actually done. “We still have a few obstacles. Brett is only committed if we agree on a budget, on how to do the special effects and exactly where we’d shoot the film.”
Lerner also says he offered Schwarzenegger $1 million just to do a one-day cameo in the picture but the Governor hasn’t indicated if he’s up for the gig.