Brett Ratner to direct new Conan movie?

We’re praying to Crom it isn’t true

Rush Hour and X-men 3 director Brett Ratner has been rumoured to have signed up for the new Conan movie.

An insider tipped off Aintitcool, claiming that development company Lionsgate had signed him to the direct the reboot.

Screenwriters Dick Blackman and Howard McCain have previously said the earlier movies would be ignored and that the original Robert Howard stories would be used for inspiration.

John Milius not involved

Ratner’s involvement destroys any last hope that John Milius might return to direct his second Conan movie.

Until recently, Milius has continually expressed an interest to direct. In the late nineties, he even wrote a screenplay called King Conan: Crown of Iron, which followed an aging Conan and his son.

We doubt that we’ll see much of that in Ratner’s reboot. Here’s hoping Rodriguez gets Red Sonja moving before this new Conan flick hits cinemas.


    • sowasred2012

      Oct 17th 2008, 16:04

      If Red Dragon and X3 are any indication, Ratner'll do his best (but ultimately paler) imitation of John Milius' work. I think Ratner catches a bit too much s**t (especially for X3, it was the -story- and the -script- that were awful, and he came on board too late to have any influence on either), he's a competent director, he just doesn't seem to bring his own touch to his movies.

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