Conan Cinema Comeback

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 13, 2007 in Cinema |

Conan the Barbarian in pulp, comic books and film

I wonder who will be the next Arnold:

Millennium wins rights to ‘Conan’

“In a seven-figure deal, Millennium Films has acquired the rights to make a new series of pics based on Robert E. Howard’s mythical conqueror Conan the Barbarian. Company’s aim is to start production by next spring.

Malmberg declined to renew another option with Warners when the rights lapsed in spring. He was frustrated that seven years’ worth of development at WB had not yielded a production start on the franchise that launched the film career of Arnold Schwarzenegger in its first bigscreen go-round.

The recent summer success of branded properties like “Spider-Man,” “The Simpsons” and “Transformers” led to a receptive marketplace for Conan. The property already is a globally established brand that has 40 licenses including a top-selling Dark Horse comicbook, an upcoming vidgame for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and the Funcom/Eidos massively multiplayer online role-playing game “Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures”.”

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