TheArnoldFans were able to get Schwarzenegger to confirm at The Arnold Classic he’s filming The Legend of Conan next for Universal, before moving-on to the untitled Terminator 6 in 2016.
It’s been stated by Arnold and producers that they could be shooting in New Zealand with Weta Workshop possibly working on the film as well. The site is claiming the production could begin this fall, which makes sense if Terminator 6 shoots in 2016 and Conan is next for him.
The only thing that troubles me about their report is that they list Chris Morgan as the film’s writer, when he confirmed to Empire weeks ago that he was only acting as a producer and that other writers were penning the script.
Morgan revealing to Empire that Straight Outta Compton‘s Andrea Berloff wrote the first draft and Gangster Squad‘s Will Beall was working on a rewrite for them.
Perhaps, they got confused but I hope this doesn’t mean they’re filling-in other gaps with assumptions.
We’ve been dying for some sort of news that Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Starship Troopers, Black Book) has agreed to sign-on as director and reunite with his Total Recall star. Paul did give a positive quote to TAF a while back when it was asked if he would be interested in directing a new Conan film.
“If they asked me, I’d certainly love to – let’s put it that way. But I don’t know what the script is. I don’t know what Arnold wants. I’m a big fan in fact of Conan. That’s a great movie and I found that the composer, Basil Poledouris, basically inspired many of my movies [the soundtracks] like Flesh and Blood, RoboCop, Starship Troopers and Total Recall. The score of Conan is great. The style of editing that Milius used was very beautiful, and Arnold does a great job. He was really the perfect choice.”
He’s currently filming the French thriller Elle and if the production has been moved from the spring to the fall, then it gives Verhoeven plenty of time to finish his other project before production starts.
Veroheven and Schwarzenegger almost made Sgt. Rock, The Crusade, and Total Recall 2 (which was essentially Minority Report) together but never came to be. Total Recall 2 combined the Minority Report story using the mutants from Mars as the pre-cogs in the sequel. The film would eventually be taken-away from Paul and eventually stripped of all connections to Total Recall, then given to Steven Spielberg as Minority Report. More studio interference led to the ultimate shutdown of Rock and Crusade as well.
SOURCE: THE ARNOLD FANS