Back in http://movieweb.com/king-conan-poster-returns-arnold-schwarzenegger-to-the-throne/May, Universal and Paradox debuted a teaser poster for The Legend of Conan that promised a December 2015 release date (to see it: http://movieweb.com/king-conan-poster-returns-arnold-schwarzenegger-to-the-throne/CLICK HERE). That seems unlikely now, as producer Fredrik Malmberg claims his team is eyeing a Spring 2015 start date, which means it likely won't hit theaters until sometime in 2016.
Speaking with TheArnoldFans.com, the producer says that he is very happy with Andrea Berloff's screenplay for this direct sequel to 1982's Conan The Barbarian, and that they are awaiting a polish before moving forward.
"We want to polish up the script, specifically about the characters. But we don't think it will take long. We'll probably have this turned in around September after the holiday and then we'll take it to the studio and if they're happy, we can hopefully start (production) in the Spring (2015)."
The producer says that a director has yet to be found for the project, explaining:
"We haven't been talking with directors yet. A lot of directors have come fourth and expressed interest and that they like Conan and want to be involved when we're at that stage but the studio said they want the script to be ready before we officially approach the directors. But we have been in touch with old great names ;) and new fresh faces. We're excited about finding the right guy for that."
"That's the intention. Arnold wants that. I would like that and I know everyone from the studio side would like that but it's all in the script. We need to get the script where it's right and ready to go. In the movie world, nowadays, when a movie is a go movie, it happens very quickly. It's up to Universal to set the date for it to be released but personally, I don't think it has to be a summer movie. I think there's plenty of examples of big event movies being released in the winter like the Matrix movies and The Lord of the Rings. I can see this being a winter movie as well as a summer movie. This iconic role of Arnold as Conan is so big that it can be year round."