A short while ago we had word of a shortlist of potential Conan movie directors; their specialty was in horror movies. The list included Christoph Gans, Neil Marshall and director of choice, Marcus Nispel. Nispel helmed the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th remakes and more worringly, the terrible Viking movie, “Pathfinder”.
A new director was sought after Brett Ratner stepped down from the helm due to scheduling constraints. The movie is likely to have a smaller budget and could begin production as early as August this year, with reports suggesting Bulgaria as its locale.
Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain are currently working through Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer’s first draft.
An announcement as to who shall play Conan is expected shortly.