October 26th, 2012
12:12 PM ET
Arnold Schwarzenegger's new project is going to revive old memories.
According to Deadline, the 65-year-old actor/politician/author will be back as Conan the Barbarian, the role that he first portrayed in the 1982 film.
The new project, from Universal Pictures, would be called "The Legend of Conan," and would be seen as a continuation from that first film. There was also a 1984 sequel and a 2011 film that starred "Game of Thrones" actor Jason Momoa, but producer Chris Morgan told Deadline that "Legend of Conan" will bypass those projects.
"This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story," Morgan said. "I love the property of 'Conan' so much that I wouldn’t touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan’s 'Unforgiven.'”
Schwarzenegger said in a statement to CNN that he's happy to return, saying, "I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again. I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story.”
If all goes well, we could see Conan the Barbarian back in theaters in summer 2014.
In the meantime, Schwarzenegger is preparing for another role. He'll play John "Breacher" Wharton in "Ten," in which a Drug Enforcement Administration task force is targeted by a drug cartel, according to IMDB. The action-thriller is due out in 2013.
The actor recently tweeted a photo of himself in character:
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