Robert E. Howard’s “Kull" may get another chance to conquer the silver screen.
According to a report on Fantasy.fr, Paradox Entertainment CEO Fredrik Malmberg has confirmed that a new adaptation of “Kull The Conqueror” is in the works. Paradox is also producing a new “Conan” film, based on Howard’s more famous creation.
First created by Howard in 1929, Kull was an exiled warrior in pre-cataclysmic Atlantis who became a pirate, a mercenary, a gladiator and ultimately a King. In the chronology of Howard’s stories, Kull lived approximately eight thousand years before Conan.
In 1997, a previous adaptation of “Kull The Conqueror” by director John Nicolella was released in theaters with Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) in the title role. However, the film failed to find an audience due in part to its inconsistent tone and the lighter touch it brought to the material.
Howard’s other creations have recently found renewed interest in Hollywood. Marcus Nispel (“Friday The 13th”) was tapped to direct Paradox Entertainment’s “Conan” reboot earlier this year. Two of the leading FX artists from “300” are also onboard and action icon Dolph Lundgren revealed to MTV News that he has spoken to the producers about a potential role in “Conan.”
An adaptation of Howard’s “Solomon Kane” has recently wrapped production and is currently being shopped around for US distribution. The long-in-development “Red Sonja” film may also move forward next year with actress Rose McGowan in the lead.
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