Brett Ratner Up for 'Conan' Reboot

September 19, 2008 02:46:59 GMT

The man behind 'Rush Hour' franchise and 'X-Men: The Last Stand' may be attached to helm the new 'Conan' movie.


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Rumor has it Brett Ratner may be directing the newest version of "Conan". According to Dread Central, production company Nu Image Films have been offering the "X-Men: The Last Stand" helmer a position behind the lens for this reboot project. Nevertheless, there is yet any confirmation over the speculation.

Prior to Ratner's directing rumor, a list of filmmaker names has been put out for the possible helmer position. Those who have been lined up for the role included "Die Hard" helmer John McTiernan, "Hitman" helmer Xavier Gens, "Grindhouse" co-director Robert Rodriguez as well as "Halloween" remake helmer Rob Zombie.

"Conan" has been reported to be fast tracked since the studio producing it brought in Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain to rewrite the script earlier. The action adventure film for Lionsgate Films is produced by Boaz Davidson, George Furla, Joe Gatta, Avi Lerner and Fredrik Malmberg. Slated for 2009 release, it allegedly eyes Gerard Butler as the potential lead actor.

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posted by joey on Oct 18, 2008
should make a king conan with arny.... say what you will but i dont see anyone doing conan better than arny.... or cgi the thing like beowulf and use a sim of arny....
posted by Rojo on Oct 06, 2008
I hope then go with an unknown actor for this role. And when I say actor I mean no wrestlers/Bodybuilders.
posted by Ckonan on Sep 30, 2008
i think The Rogk will match the Conan
posted by Tyrus on Sep 27, 2008
Please not Brett Ratner his movies suck. You need a big fan of REH. like Peter Jackson was of JRR.Don't make this another over produced and under written movie like most of the crap that's out there.
posted by Anita on Sep 19, 2008
There is very little chance that Gerard Butler would do a Conan film. They may want him but I would bet doughnuts to dollars they won't get him. Someone like Vin Diesel or The Rock might do it.

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