Filming has been confirmed to begin in spring 2015 for the new Conan movie.
In October of 2012 a sequel to 1982’s Conan the Barbarian was announced, titled The Legend of Conan. Arnold Schwarzenegger was planned to reprise his role as Conan and the movie was originally scheduled for a 2014 release. Obviously this isn’t going to happen this year, but in an interview over on The Arnold Fans, The Legend of Conan producer Fredrik Malmberg has confirmed they’ll begin shooting in spring 2015:
"We want to polish up the script, specifically about the characters," says Malmberg, "but we don't think it will take long. We'll probably have this turned in around September after the holiday and then we'll take it to the studio and if they're happy, we can hopefully start (production) in the Spring (2015)."
A director is yet to be found for the movie, but Malmberg says there are a few already lined up;
"We haven't been talking with directors yet," Malmberg tells us. "A lot of directors have come fourth and expressed interest and that they like Conan and want to be involved when we're at that stage but the studio said they want the script to be ready before we officially approach the directors. But we have been in touch with old great names ;) and new fresh faces. We're excited about finding the right guy for that."
Schwarzenegger is rather busy at the moment, with The Expendables 3 coming out and the filming of Terminator: Genesis currently going on, but Malmberg said he hopes The Legend of Conan will be the actor's next project;
"That's the intention," says Malmberg. "Arnold wants that. I would like that and I know everyone from the studio side would like that but it's all in the script. We need to get the script where it's right and ready to go. In the movie world, nowadays, when a movie is a go movie, it happen very quickly. It's up to Universal to set the date for it to be released but personally, I don't think it has to be a summer movie. I think there's plenty of examples of big event movies being released in the winter like the Matrix movies and The Lord of the Rings. I can see this being a winter movie as well as a summer movie. This iconic role of Arnold as Conan is so big that it can be year round."
Good news fellow Conan fans, now we just need word on a director and we’re almost there. We’ll keep you updated of any further developments.