Marcus Nispel has been set as the director for the new Conan movie being developed by Nu Image/Millenium Films, according to Variety.  Nu Image/Millenium Films is teaming with Paradox, the company that holds the rights to Robert E. Howard’s creations to make the movie a reality.

Paradox originally set the project at Warner Bros. but declined to ink a new rights deal after numerous unsuccessful attempts to make it with directors like Larry and Andy Wachowski and Robert Rodriguez. Malmberg then set it with Lerner in a seven-figure deal with strong progress to production stipulations. Lerner flirted with Brett Ratner last year, but the filmmaker could not commit in a timely fashion and Lerner couldn’t wait.

Nispel was the director for the remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massecre and Friday the 13th.

via Variety

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  1. MaximusRift
    June 12, 2009 at 8:40 am — Reply

    So Conan will use a chainsaw in the movie? Wakka, wakka, wakka. ;p

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