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Brett Ratner Likely to Direct “Conan” October 26, 2008 9:37 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Conan, Movies, News.
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While it’s not quite confirmed yet, AICN is confirming the rumor that had Brett Ratner directing Lionsgates $100 million R-rated feature Conan. I know most people don’t have much of a positive view of Ratner, but there is at least some good news to report.  AICN further reports that Outlander scribes Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain will not be making a remake or a sequel, but instead will be starting over from original stories.

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Lionsgate Moving Forward with R-Rated “Conan” August 19, 2008 6:26 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Conan, Movies, News, Television.
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The upcoming proposed $100 million R-rated Conan film from Lionsgate is moving along. The studio has hired Outlander scribes Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain to rework the former script that was written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.

“We all want this movie to go into production as soon as possible,” producer Fredrick Malmberg said. “It’s a fast-tracked movie. Lionsgate felt the process was enhanced by having a second team come in and do a script.”

The film is expected to be released in 2009.

Source: THR

Comic-Con 2008: “Red Sonja” Panel + “Conan” News [UPDATE x2] July 24, 2008 11:55 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Comic-Con, Comic-Con 2008, Conan, Movies, News, Red Sonja.
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UPDATED 7/26/2008 AT 7:15PM: ComingSoon.net has put up a new article featuring several interviews with the cast and crew.  Check it out at this link.

UPDATED 7/25/2008 AT 12:45PM: /Film has put up their report from the presentation.  Read it at this link.  Also, some photos from the panel and the film have also been released, including two posters.  Check them out after the jump.

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Robert Rodriquez was present at the panel for Red Sonja, starring Rose McGowan.  No footage has been shot yet, so the panel consisted mostly of promotional images that showed McGowan in character.  One such promotional photo has been prepared as a mini-poster and will be handed out to fans after the panel.

Rodriquez told audience members that because of other commitments he won’t be able to direct ‘Sonja’, which will instead be directed by his friend Douglas Aarniokoski.

But perhaps the bigger news to come out of the panel was that Rodriquez revealed he’s in early talks to produce the upcoming Conan film.  ComingSoon.net promises poster art and exclusive interviews with Rodriquez, McGowan, Aarniokoski and writer David White later in the day.

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