Arnold Eyeing ‘Conan’ Trilogy?

photo: imagozone.com

photo: imagozone.com

Well, it looks like the Governator will be putting on his fuzzy britches well into his 70’s if Fredrik Malmberg, CEO of Paradox Entertainment and current holder of Conan’s rights, has his way.  Malmberg says they already have a story in place and “Everyone loves it. This is a role that’s perfect for [Arnold] and he’s very involved with the whole Universal team. It’s the best team they have. Arnold has been very instrumental to bringing this together saying, ‘We gotta make a good Conan!

It seems like the story will take an Arthurian twist as Conan has become a king only in legends but will return to save his kingdom in its hour of need.  No word on the massive CGI they’ll need to make a man approaching his 70’s look like he did in his prime.

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The 65-year old Arnold Schwarznegger has most recently been seen by audiences in ‘The Expendables 2‘ and ‘The Last Stand.’ Conan the Barbarian is a beloved sword and sorcery character first created by Robert E. Howard in Weird Tales magazine all the way back in 1932.  No information yet on when shooting will begin but we’ll keep you updated.

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