Warner Bros. has hired Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) to write and potentially direct the new Conan the Barbarian film.

The studio is looking to show a different take of the Robert E. Howard-created character made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1980's. However, Variety reports Yakin's concept is more faithful to the Howard story than were the two Arnold movies.

Warner is hoping for an early 2007 production start for the new Conan the Barbarian film.