Sean Hood Hired To Rewrite ‘Conan’ Screenplay

Shooting on “Conan” begins in just a few short weeks, but the further adventures of Robert E. Howard’s Cimmerian warrior are about to undergo some changes thanks to a new screenwriter.

Superhero Hype reports the news that Sean Hood has been hired to rewrite the screenplay for “Conan,” director Marcus Nispel’s upcoming adaptation of the barbarian hero. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer wrote the original script.

The report doesn’t say when exactly Hood was brought aboard “Conan” to rework the film’s script, so there’s no way of knowing how far along in the writing process he is. Still, with filming set to commence on March 15th, one would hope that Hood’s work is nearly finished.

Over the last several weeks, news has started to pick up from the “Conan” camp. After a hard fought casting battle, “Stargate: Atlantis” actor Jason Moma ultimately landed the role of the titular warrior, famously played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1980s. A younger version of Conan will be played by Leo Howard, who portrayed a childhood Snake-Eyes in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” Mickey Rourke is currently in talks to star as Conan’s father.

But there are still plenty of roles to fill out before “Conan” begins production. WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard spoke with MTV News about his audition process for Ukafa, one of the film’s central villains. Previously released casting breakdowns list a whole slew of other unclaimed characters, as well. Assuming that the movie is still on track, you can expect a great deal of “Conan” casting announcements in the near future.

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