An adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Conan is finally going into production at Lionsgate. According to Variety, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer will be writing the screenplay.

Though the film is scheduled to begin later this year, the actual production start date will depend on the outcome of the writers' strike. Nu Image/Millennium Films, who will be producing the film for Lionsgate, plan to broker a deal with the WGA similar to the ones hammered out by both United Artists and the Weinstein Company.

Nu Image/Millennium chief Avi Lerner stated, "It's a possibility, though I haven't studied it enough to make a final decision. The whole strike is stupid, in my opinion. They approached us, indirectly, to make some kind of deal, and we are looking at it."

B. Alan Orange