Paradox Entertainment president and producer Fredrik Malmberg recently shed some new light on the upcoming action-adventure The Legend of Conan, which we first /arnold-schwarzenegger-to-return-for-the-legend-of-conan/reported on back in October with the news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning as Conan. During a recent interview, Fredrik Malmberg revealed that they have plans to make a trilogy, if The Legend of Conan is successful.
"Oh, It's happening. We have a great story. Everyone loves it. This is a role that's perfect for him (Arnold) and he's very involved with the whole Universal team. It's the best team they have. Arnold has been very instrumental to being this together saying, 'We gotta make a good Conan!' I think if we do this right, we can do two more Conan movies right after. I think Game of Thrones also shows a huge interest in fantasy. I'm psyched about it."
When asked to elaborate on the trilogy talk, the producer had this to say.
"That's what we hope. In fact Arnold, judging by other classic actors like Eastwood who's in his 80s, he still looks badass. I think if this film is good and is well received, then I don't think we have to say NO to Arnold for several more movies. We can keep going forward, even after he ages."
Fredrik Malmberg also spoke about the title, and revealed more details about the story.
"The idea is that this takes place AFTER Conan has been king. But this is the legend of Conan where he has been gone and people say, 'Do you remember the good ol' days when Conan was around?' And now it's time for him to come back. In the stories and you can also see it when he's sitting on the throne and the narration on that last scene of the movie..."with a troubled brow" ...you can tell he's not really happy being king. So, it's time for him to go out and do battle."
Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious 6) is producing and writing the screenplay, although it isn't known when production may begin. A director has not been attached yet, although we reported in January that Paul Verhoeven, who directed Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall, was interested in directing the movie.