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Schwarzenegger‘s Conan the Barbarian returns as The Legend of Conan

Schwarzenegger‘s <em>Conan the Barbarian</em> returns as <em>The Legend of Conan</em>


Step aside John Connor, “Conan the Barbarian” is BACK!

In 1982 co-writer Oliver Stone and director John Milius brought audiences what is widely considered to be not only one of the best pulp novel adaptations, but also one of the most intense and detailed adventure films ever made. Now, over 30 years later, Arnold Schwarzenegger is BACK and reprising his role as the nostalgic and now well-aged warrior.

Arnold-as-ConanThe sequel film, which is currently being labeled as “The Legend of Conan,” is being penned and produced by Chris Morgan (“Fast and Furious”). Morgan is making fans giddy with the promise that the new film will be just as intense of an adventure film as it’s predecessor and will evoke the same tone and even choice characters from the 1982 movie. Sequel means fans don’t have to suffer for through a tragic reboot, instead will be regaled with an older, wiser and more peeved Conan… 30 years after his career defining performance.

According to his conversation with, Morgan had this to say about our favorite sword-wielding Cimmerian wanderer.

A light-hearted Conan?! CROM! No. Our tone is a logical extension of the character established in the ’82 film…but 30 years later. When we meet him again, Conan has been many things over the course of his life — a thief, a warrior, a pirate, a king, a legend — and is now an older man. Think “Unforgiven”…with a sword-wielding barbarian.

Morgan proceeds to praise the complexly R-rated work of Milius and his dire hopes for the new film to properly bring justice to the artful masterpiece of Milius, Conan creator Robert E. Howard, and artist Frank Frazetta. With hopeful producers aiming to start filming Fall 2015, Conan fans will soon have more insight as to what direction Morgan will be taking.

What do you think? Will “The Legend of Conan” bring Milius’ dark Cimmerian world back to the big screen or will pre-production tribulations and “Terminator: Geni-Sys” box-office speculation stifle the project before it can draw its blade?


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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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