King Conan: According to IGN Filmforce, Arnold Schwarzenegger's next film depends on the success of the Matrix sequels:

Even though The Austrian Oak is willing to make King Conan his next film, the project remains in a holding pattern over at Warner Brothers. This is because the studio apparently wants to see how the Wachowskis' Matrix Revolutions fares (and because the Wachowskis themselves refuse to work on King Conan until they're done with their Matrix trilogy). But what does that series really have to do with the future of Conan?

It boils down to a brewing power struggle between the Arnold/Milius camp and the Wachowskis. Each faction is said to have a different vision for King Conan. Should Matrix Revolutions be deemed a box office disappointment like Matrix Reloaded then the Wachowskis would lose clout and, thus, control over the development of King Conan. Of course, the equally disappointing returns for Terminator 3 makes one wonder about Arnold's own drawing power. Perhaps pairing him with a hotter, younger star might help King Conan succeed?

Arnold is apparently eager to cast Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Conan's estranged son, Kon. The Rock has long been rumored for that role but now Schwarzenegger himself is keen on landing the wrestler-turned-actor. As far as we know, though, the part hasn't been formally offered to The Rock yet. Furthermore, Arnold is said to want to make King Conan because - get this - it espouses the values he holds, specifically about taking responsibility

Brian B.