Risky Biz Blog has reported that Lionsgate and Nu Image/Millennium may have found the star for their Conan remake: 41-year-old Austrian actor Roland Kickinger, who is in talks to play the role that Arnold Schwarzenegger christened in the 1982 classic Conan The Barbarian.
Apparently, there are some other uncanny similarities: Kickinger is also a bodybuilder-turned-actor from the Central European country, and he also had a role as a T-800 in the Terminator Salvation.
Kickinger also played a Conan The Barbarian-era version of Schwarzenegger in See Arnold Run, the 2005 A&E biopic about the actor-turned-politician.
Shooting will begin in the fall at Avi Lerner's Bulgaria-based studio. Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) will direct.