Writer Chris Morgan Speaks On “The Legend Of Conan”

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In a surprising move, Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to return to the titular role of Conan, which will be an update of the 1982 film. We have details after the jump.

Chris Morgan (producer, “Unforgiven”) has spoken with Hero Complex to talk about “The Legend of Conan,” saying that the project will “not be a reboot, not a remake.” The film will take a look at where the legendary barbarian warrior has been all this time, and will not be tied into the Jason Momoa flick that came out in 2011.

This will be a catch-up of sorts, as Morgan highlights what audiences can expect, saying, “He’s not going out and fighting battles, but he ends up getting drawn into something and he has to access the barbarian he was in his youth. I love that Conan has been many things in his life, notably a pirate, a major tactician and a commander of men. In this movie, we’re going to tap into some of those things — things you haven’t seen on-screen yet.”

Aiming to pit the warrior hero against an array of challenges, old age seems to be the consistent theme that will be prevalent in “The Legend of Conan”. Morgan, himself, has not officially signed on to write the film, but with his extensive knowledge of the content and his passion, it seems that whatever his final role is, he will be there every step of the way.

The movie is said to be a direct sequel to the 1982 original, ignoring its follow-up “Conan the Destroyer” and looks to close the chapter on the barbarian warlord’s story.

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