For the past few years, there has been talk of Arnold Schwarzenegger going at one more run in his iconic role of Conan in a film that at first was to be called Conan the Conqueror and then, Legend of Conan.
While this may have had many fans of the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian and 1984 sequel Conan the Destroyer, the third film is officially dead, according to the hopeful film’s screenwriter, Chris Morgan, the scriptwriter of The Fast and the Furious films. Morgan was asked recently for an update on the film and sad to say he said the following:
“Not so much. That’s kind of a longer story. At the end of the day, the studio decided that they weren’t gonna make that. I gotta say, it’s honestly a heartbreak. I love that first movie so much, so much, it’s one of my favorite movies.
We had Will Beall do a draft on [the Legend of Conan script]. He killed it. Our take was Conan, 30 years later, a story like the Clint Eastwood Unforgiven. It was so awesome.
Ultimately, the budget was big, the studio was not really sure of the title, and the relevance in the marketplace. They ended up letting it go. I think they’re gonna look to do a TV show or something with it.
But just to be associated with it, pitch it to Arnold, have him get so excited, there was a moment of magic for me, personally [laughs]. You never know, down the road we may revisit!”
At this point, one can only hope down the road that Legend of Conan will see the light of day, but it is highly unlikely at this point.