There’s a pretty juicy rumour making the rounds this morning that’s got a lot of people talking. Here’s the thing to keep in mind though: it’s still far from a done deal. Bloody Disgusting reports that Rob Zombie has been in meetings with Lionsgate and Nu Image about directing their next installment in the Conan franchise. He’s one of a handful of directors that they are currently talking to.
My first reaction is, why Zombie? It doesn’t seem like something he really has the skill to pull off, and I can only see it ending up like Marcus Nispel’s Pathfinder (which I still haven’t seen because of the terrible reviews). That said, at least you know he would be amping up the violence and the gore, and in some sense, that’s what a barbarian movie should be all about. I’m just don’t even know what to think about a new Conan movie without Arnold involved. The script is being written by Josh Oppenheimer (Sahara, A Sound of Thunder) and Tom Donnelly (Quicksilver, Talent for the Game) right now, but it’s unclear whether this is a sequel or a reboot.
In other Zombie news, he is reportedly working on a new original project called Rob Zombie’s Tyrannosaurus Rex. Now that sounds a little more intriguing. I wonder if it’s going to be his tribute to the Carnosaur series?