The Legend of Conan has gained a screenwriter. The third Conan film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger will be written by Andrea Berloff. Berloff will write a fresh take on the iconic barbarian from the Hyborian Age for Universal Pictures. There is no word on what direction she will take the character but with an R-rating assured, the content will have no shortage of carnage: “Her take on Conan is powerful and genuine and would make Robert E. Howard proud.,” said Universal Pictures co-president of production Jeff Kirschenbaum.
On Andrea Berloff previous writing efforts:
Best known for scripting World Trade Center, Berloff most recently adapted the French action film Sleepless Night for Warner Bros. She also wrote Straight Outta Compton for New Line and is writing a retelling of the King Arthur myth for Disney.
About the plot of The Legend of Conan:
[Chris Morgan] was the one who decided to draw a parallel right back to the original raw, violent Conan films, which ended with the image of the barbarian king sitting atop his throne. The new film is about his efforts to stay there and the final cycle of a life spent obliterating anyone who got in his way.
On the people behind the scenes of The Legend of Conan:
The Legend Of Conan is being produced by Fredrik Malmberg through Paradox Entertainment and Morgan & Emile Gladstone through their Chris Morgan Productions banner. Paradox owns the rights to the Robert E. Howard series
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