Brett Ratner is officially off Conan. And according to the latest rumour, V For Vendetta’s James McTeigue may replace him.
CHUD has the story that McTeigue is negotiating to take the job, but we thought we’d put him against some other possible helmers – some who’ve been rumoured, and some of our own ideas for the job…
Previous work: V For Vendetta, the upcoming Ninja Assassin
Why he could be great: He’s got some solid action chops, having spent time in his career working with the Wachowski brothers’ as their second unit director.
And he’s used to working with smaller budgets and throwing it all up on the screen, so even if he has less cash to work with, he’ll make it look good.
Why we’re not so sure: We're not sure if a film in which hundreds of revolutionaries dress up in Conan masks to overthrow the king of the barbarians is the right direction for the franchise. Still, B For Barbarian is a catchy title.