While it was just announced that one director was off an upcoming remake, it seems another is already in line to take his place. According to CHUD, James McTeigue (V For Vendetta, upcoming Ninja Assassin) is in talks to direct Conan.
It was reported late last week that director Brett Ratner was no longer attached to the project, and it seems that McTeigue is now the top choice to replace Ratner. The site is reporting that a deal has not yet been finalized, but talks are in place.
We'll be sure to keep you posted on any other developments surrounding the Conan remake as soon as we have more information.