Dread Central broke the news today that Nu Image is seeking out Brett Ratner for their Conan reboot. While many directors have been approached about the project, including Robert Rodriguez and Rob Zombie, it seems that Ratner is the name that is being settled on. At least for the moment.

There isn't much more news on this front. Script details are still being considered, and there hasn't been much movement on the project lately. The producers were originally shooting for a 2009 release date, but that doesn't look to be possible at this point.

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We will keep you up to date as more details roll in.