Last month there was a lot of speculation about who might direct the upcoming Conan The Barbarian remake/reboot for Lionsgate and Millennium Films, with V For Vendetta director James McTeigue seeming to be the most likely. At that point, a short list of 4 or 5 possible contenders surfaced, and now it looks like one of those contenders has stepped forward and signed on the dotted line: Marcus Nispel.
That’s right, according to CHUD, it’s a done deal, and a casting announcement for the lead role may soon follow. So now that Brett Ratner is long gone you can breathe a sigh of relief, but ask yourself: is Nispel really that much better? I didn’t mind his take on Friday the 13th, but I’m guessing it was Pathfinder that ultimately won him the job. I haven’t heard very many positive things about that flick, although I have to admit, when I first saw the trailer I did think it looked pretty awesome. What do you think, did they get the right man for the job?
Update: This has now been confirmed by Variety.