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The man behind the remake of 1982 film Conan The Barbarian has revealed that he would like Arnold Schwarzenegger to play a part in the project. Avi Lerner said he recently asked the California governor about a role in the movie, offering him $$1 million (£675,000) for a one-day cameo. Although the Terminator star did not accept the offer, Lerner said he is still holding out hope. "[Schwarzenegger] said: 'Wait two years for me. I'll be coming back.' But I can't wait that long. I told him we could even shoot (more) »
- By Michael Thornton
The filmmaker has offered the Terminator star the chance of a cameo role in a remake of the 1982 film that shot him to stardom.
But the musclebound actor, who is currently Governor of California, refused to commit to the idea.
Lerner tells Moviehole.net, "I told him we could even shoot the scene in Sacramento. He was smiling, but he didn't say yes. Maybe he can't take the money while he's still governor.
"That's Ok, if he can't take the money, I'd donate it to a charity or give it to a school that needs the money... Don't worry - I'll approach him again. I don't give up that easily." »
Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain have been hired to redraft the script for Lionsgate's barbarian epic Conan. The film is based on Robert E. Howard's pulp creation from the 1930s. John Milius directed 1982's violent adaptation Conan The Barbarian with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the eponymous warrior. Fredrik Malmberg, Boaz Davidson, Joe Gatta and Avi Lerner will produce the film. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara) wrote an older version of the screenplay. Malmberg told The Hollywood Reporter: "We all want this movie to go into production (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Robert E. Howard’s estate must be rolling in the cash these days - not only is there a planned Conan movie in the works (but when hasn’t there been a planned Conan movie in the works?), a Red Sonja film in development and a Solomon Kane movie in production, but now there is a film adaptation of Thulsa Doom starring and produced by Djimon Hounsou.
Doom is a serpent-loving villain who crops up in all of the above mentioned Howard titles (except Kane).
This new film version will however take a different approach and cast him as a tragic hero, before he succumbs to the dark-side (gee it really is like Star Wars).
- Niall Browne
Take a look at the official high quality teaser poster from the upcoming film “Conan” based on the story by writer Robert E. Howard. There is many rumors over who will direct the 2009 remake of Conan, everyone from Neil Marshall (Doomsday) to Xavier Gens (Hitman) and even possibly Rob Zombie. While we wait for answers, take a look at this high quality version of the Conan teaser poster. Plot: The Conan property gets resurrected in this Nu Image/Millennium production, written by Sahara screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer and distributed by Lionsgate. - Jeremy Wheeler, All Movie Guide Stay tuned to Toxic Shock TV for the latest “Conan” movie news and trailers. »
- Brian Corder
5 items from 2008
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