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Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2013

Universal moves forward with ‘The Legend of Conan,’ Arnold Schwarzegger still attached

Universal is indeed moving ahead with Conan franchise as the studio has hired a writer.

After roles in several films, including 'The Expendables 3' Arnold will be returning as Conan the Barbarian

After roles in several films, including ‘The Expendables 3’ Arnold will be returning as Conan the Barbarian

Deadline reports that Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center) has been hired to pen the script for The Legend of Conan, which will  feature Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return as the titular king, focusing on his efforts to retain his throne as his reign comes to a close. 

The 2011 film by Lionsgate, starring Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa, was not connected in any way to the Arnold character or films which launched the action star’s career years ago.

Deadline detailed that Berloff most recently adapted the French action film Sleepless Night for Warner Bros. She also wrote Straight Outta Compton for New Line and is writing a retelling of the King Arthur myth for Disney.

The Legend Of Conan is being produced by Fredrik Malmberg through Paradox Entertainment and Morgan & Emile Gladstone through their Chris Morgan Productions banner.

Schwarzenegger’s upcoming films include the Sylvester Stallone prison break movie Escape Plan, David Ayer’s ensemble thriller Sabotage, and of course The Expendables 3 (photo to the right).  

 The actor is currently filming the zombie film Maggie.

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