Marcus Nispel has been set as the director for the new Conan movie being developed by Nu Image/Millenium Films, according to Variety.Â 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.