Schwarzenegger returns to 'Conan' role, films 'Ten'
October 26th, 2012
12:12 PM ET

Schwarzenegger returns to 'Conan' role, films 'Ten'

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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  1. Hank

    Without Milius, it will not be a great film like the original. Whatever happened to Milius's King Conan- Crown of Iron script?

    November 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jorge washinsen

    The only one still living that could make a comback if he need one is Clint Eastwood. He should retire and let the Democrats do the paying for a while.

    November 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jorge washinsen

    Does anyone really care what Swartznegger is doing?We do care about this screwed up political system and we do not need to give CNN or google our lifes history to view their one sided presentation of news.

    November 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jorge wahinsen

    Have you noticed there are very few comments anywhere on CNN.Theyhave screwed themselves with this new system that blocks the majority of people watching their crap.

    November 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. old timer

    believe it or not, he actually still has his original sword. He kept it displayed in his office during his time as gov.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • old timer

      minds out of the gutter people, I am talking about the metal movie-prop sword, not the 'sword' behind the loincloth. dangit, I shoulda seen where this was going when I first thought to post it.

      November 16, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Conan the Sepagenarian

    The story opens with Conan trying to find his teeth...then he forgets where he left his horned helmet – the one with the horns mounted backwards as hearing aids...then he wanders around Cimmeria for a bit till he's arrested by the authorities for forgetting to wear a loincloth in public. He's branded as a s-e-x offender and spends the rest of the movie standing at the edge of a cliff, trying to p-e-e, but his prostate's too swollen, and eventually falls off the cliff while muttering about his teeth he never found.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. moribundman

    "Ouch my back!"

    November 14, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. MrApplesauce

    If you remember the very end of the original Conan, you can see how this could work.

    Will it? Who knows? Hollywood is known for more crap than quality.

    November 1, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. Anna

    arnold had to cheat on her....there was no choice in the matter....Maria is a fart and doesn't do anything in the house
    but sit in front of a computer 24 hours a day-

    October 29, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Maria

    deserved it.

    October 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chelsea Long

    he's in the gym preparing for Terminator

    October 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jess Andler

    i hear he's pumping his body again...wonder what he looks like naked. probably great.

    October 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ah...

    What are they going to call this movie, "Conan of AARP"? Instead of a sword, he wields his mighty cane? lol

    October 28, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ah... nah

      You know you're not funny when you have to tag on the juvenile and so-annoying "LOL" at the end of your joke.

      October 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack3

      i hate that too...LOL it sems so goofy and annoying.

      November 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. HunkOfMan

    he must still good in bed...i can tell when older men still have it and he does, lets not talk about my fantasy
    older man mark harmon...all i can says ohhhhhh

    October 28, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. fake intelligent route- doesn't work here

    Arnie always deserved better..why did he marry didn't help him politically–in fact, it made it worse-

    i will see every single one of arnie's new movies -

    October 28, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  16. ripvoid

    I loved the new remake .. really they should just keep the new conan ..Jason Momoa was way better conan if you ask me

    October 28, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • yeah yeah

      nobody asked you, and your an Idiot for thinking that.

      October 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • yeah, yeah, yeah...

      And you're an idiot for know knowing the difference between "your" and "you're".

      November 16, 2012 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  17. CheatingOnMaris

    he cheated on his wife most of the who's fault is it ....maria's–this is all her fault.

    October 28, 2012 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  18. charli

    Who wants to see a 65 year old Conan...REALLY... you think this is a good idea...who are you producers?

    October 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  19. we were all laughing yesterday

    at how arnie stayed married so long to that witch glad she's gone.

    October 27, 2012 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  20. Jane

    hot older man....

    October 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Trajan321

    This would be King Conan of Aquilonia versus the young buck/Warrior Thief...
    In that time in his life he could be married and have a wife and son.

    October 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Louisa

    He's a little old for a loin cloth isn't he?

    October 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack3

      I still wear mine, i just had to have it enlarged.

      November 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack3's wife

      Yeah, he couldn't get it around that fat behind of his.
      So the front is a ribbon and the back is a tablecloth.
      He scared the children!!!

      November 16, 2012 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |

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