Millenium Films extended their option on Conan license

As announced in this swedish press release, which thankfully was translated by Gullbrand Millenium Films extended their option on the Conan movie license.

Option on Conan films extended for around four million kroner (Swedish currency)

The production company Millennium Films has, in accordance to the agreement, extended it’s option to produce films with Paradox Entertainment’s character Conan. The company has received 500 000 dollar for the extension. The extended option matures in November 2009. Any further extension after this is possible for a further nine month period, at which time the option must be exercised, or the rights return to Paradox Entertainment.

Just now Millennium Films are conducting preparations in its studio in Nu Boyana, Bulgaria, for a planned film start this summer. Fredrik Malmberg, who is creative producer for the film, works together with Millennium and its distributor Lionsgate with the hiring of key personnel, right now mainly a director, but also actors, production designer etc

This is great news and it further pushes the hope of this movie really becoming reality!

Brett Ratner still on the project?

Rumours, Rumours everyday, but what would we do without them? We would be bored, right? 🙂

Drew McWeeny wrote in an article on hitfix that even though he thinks it seems unrealistic how many movies Brett is doing right now he was together with Avi in Bulgaria.

Because Ratner was in Bulgaria this week.  With Avi Lerner.  I’m pretty damn sure about that.
And Bulgaria is where Avi Lerner is producing “Conan.”  I’m pretty damn sure about that, too.

The fact that he’s so damn sure about it really makes us think how Brett can pursue so many movies at the same time and why Avi would bring such a man to Bulgaria, if he is so occupied with other projects, that come first in the mind of Brett Ratner, as he stated himself in December. Why show your studios to a director that wants to do 2-3 movies before Conan that have not even started filming?

We will see what the future brings and if the fact that Ratner really is a busy man will bring us another director, that has more heart for the new Conan movie.