Paul Verhoeven wants to direct The Legend of Conan


Arnold Schwarzenegger is 65 years old and Conan the Barbarian came out about 31 years ago. Schwarzenegger is also planning to reprise his role from the 1982 film. The Legend of Conan project currently has no director in mind, but a previous director that has worked with Schwarzenegger has noted interest in the project.

Director Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Robocop, Starship Troopers) has said that he would like to direct the film if he was offered the job. Verhoeven said this in regards to The Legend of Conan:

If they asked me, I’d certainly love to – let’s put it that way. But I don’t know what the script is. I don’t know what Arnold wants. I’m a big fan in fact of Conan. That’s a great movie and I found that the composer, Basil Poledouris, basically inspired many of my movies [the soundtracks] like Arnold, Robocop, Starship Troopers and Total Recall. The score of Conan is great. The style of editing that (John) Milius used was very beautiful, and Arnold does a great job. He was really the perfect choice.

The project is slated for a 2014 release and will probably get underway as soon as a director is chosen.

[via MovieWeb]