Conan Publisher in trouble?

As deadlinehollywooddaily interpreted yesterday on the basis of the quarterly report from Lionsgate, their financial situation is not the best one. Since Lionsgate signed up to be the Publisher for the new Conan movie it may be a bad sign for the publishing situation which could result in no publishing or cheap publishing – meaning less advertisement and less broad starting cinemas – lets hope that either Lionsgate catches up some speed in the coming quarters or Millenium Films decides to publish together with someones else, that does not stand on shaky feet.

Luckily the Conan Movie Producer decided early on that they were going to pull of the financing part of the movie alone and not involve the publisher too much, that at least gives us hope, that we will not see Lionsgate pushing out a cheap, cash-in version of a Conan movie.