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‘Universal’ has confirmed that the deal for the new Conan movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to his signature role has been secured. The movie titled ‘The Legend of Conan’ will be produced by Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan and it is to be released sometime in 2014.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan

The first movie of the franchise ‘Conan the Barbarian’ was released in 1982 and unlike the bulk of the failed sword and sorcery pulp and comic books inspired movies of the time, ‘Conan the Barbarian’ was a box office hit.

Critical response was less favourable, though, but ‘Conan the Barbarian’ as well as the 1984 sequel ‘Conan the Destroyer’ also starring Arnold Schwarzenegger both remain cult favourites to this day.

The third planned film of the series ‘Conan the Conqueror’was never made as Schwarzenegger was busy filming Terminator and the contract expired.

The forthcoming ‘The Legend of Conan’ movie is not really a third sequel, but rather the franchise reboot. It is supposed to be connected to the events depicted in the 1982 movie and tell the story of an aged Conan.

The Conan franchise was created by writer Robert E. Howard in the 1930s series of pulp stories. The stories follow the adventures of Conan in a fictional prehistoric world full of violence and sorcery.

The first Conan movies made Schwarzenegger a movie star and shaped the persona that Arnold will represent throughout his carreer. “I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again. I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story.” – said Schwarzenegger recently.

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