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.
Even if this is a bit old news, Dirk Blackman, one of the screenplay writers of the new Conan movie has created his own blog. The main topic of the blog is his new movie Outlander, that was directed by his Co-Writer from Conan and other movies – those guys make for a great team it seems – but after a while he also posted some articles about the new Conan and the situation and answered some user questions.
On a sidenote, if you are from the US, watch out for Outlander in some cinema near you, its not really advertised enough, but its a really good movie and for all the others: Buy the DVD once its released 😉
During the New York Comiccon Comic author Rob Liefeld talked about a Youngblood movie project helmed by Brett Ratner. In this interview Liefeld mentioned that the Youngblood movie would take precedence over the Conan project for Ratner:
Liefeld told us Reliance and Ratner want to get the project off the ground “asap”, and mentioned a 2012 release date as “optimal”.
Liefeld also told us that Ratner’s Conan project (which the Hollywood Reporter reported last fall he was an “negotiations” to direct) is behind Youngblood in the director’s pecking order and a deal for that other film was not even finalized as of a few weeks ago.
This can either mean that Ratner is no longer involved with Conan, or that Conan will be moved back or, and with the track record of Liefelds projects this seemed most likley, that Liefeld voiced his wished, rather then and facts.
If all goes well we will see a reboot of the Conan license in form of a movie in 2010. Because that is not so far off, we thought it is time to start a little blog that will collect all available information on exactly this topic: The new Conan movie.
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