During an interview with IGN, Paradox Entertainment president Fredrik Malmberg revealed that “Conan” will be their next project to hit the big screen. And while no final casting decisions have been made yet, Malmberg stated that rumors that Conan would be a teenager for most of the movie are false.
Malmberg also confirmed that Frank Miller is no longer attached to direct the adaptation of the classic sci-fi comic strip, “Buck Rogers.” Miller’s removal has been suspected ever since the dismal box office performance of “The Spirit.”
In addition to “Conan”, Paradox is bringing a number of Robert E. Howard’s creations to the big screen. The recently announced “Kull the Conqueror” reboot will be written by Matthew Sands — the “Ninja Assassins” screenwriter who is also set to write an adaptation of “The Red Star.”
Paradox also has adaptations of lesser known Howard stories in the works, including “The Vultures of Wahpeton” and “Dark Agnes.” However, Malmberg said that “Thulsa Doom” was not among the films on their development slate.
“We licensed ‘Thulsa Doom’ to a third party so it is not under my control and I have heard nothing recently,” related Malmberg. “But I think Djimon [Hounsou] has been attached to it for some time."
Should a well-known star be cast as Conan or should the studio pursue an unknown? Which Robert E. Howard film project are you most excited about? And who would you like to see bring “Buck Rogers” back to the big screen? Carve out your thoughts in the comment section or strike a mighty blow on Twitter!