The remake of Conan was announced last summer, and now Brett Ratner is in final negotiations to direct the feature.

Ratner jibed to the “Conan” script by Gersh-repped Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, who looked to Robert E. Howard’s original pulp stories of the 1930s to create their take on the character. The writers are doing a quick polish to incorporate some of Ratner’s ideas, with an eye toward releasing the film in 2010.

Since this is diving into the source material, Lionsgate is expecting an R rating for the feature, and is shelling out $85 million for the budget.

via THR


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  1. this is gonna suck, just because of rattner.

    the need to cast an awesome conan, shwarzy was just too perfect for the role.

  2. This is not good news. The best thing Ratner ever directed was Madonna’s “Beautiful Stranger” video…but X-Men 3 sucked. A lot. The only director who could make a worse hash of this would be Lee Tamahori, who made a pig’s ear of both Die Another Day & XXX 2…so if Ratner doesn’t get this, Tamahori probably will! Shame Zack Snyder seems to be too busy at the moment!

    And if Ratner does get it, I predict he’ll cast Vinny Jones as Conan.


  3. Maybe if they do a spin on Conan that nobody has done before, you will realize that different interpretations of source material are not always bad.
    Picture this!!
    Opening Shot:
    1. Slow pan up the blade of a large sword in dim light. Low Strings instruments sputtering on a dissonant chord in the background. When you get to the hilt a light from heaven begins to shine down this mighty weapon. Then mid-ranged horns begin a slow heroic theme as a hand grabs the sword. Finally the coup de gras is Rosie ODonnell as Conan in a Rhinestone tunic beginning the opening number of “Autumn for Conan and Cimmeria” in a wailing seventies disco.

    I bet Rattner doesn’t look so bad now.

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