Exclusive: Brett Ratner Considering Conan?

Conan to be in the hands of ... Ratner?While this may not be horror in the strictest sense, sometimes some news comes along that just makes your stomach turn and you have to get it out there.

We got word today that Nu Image is offering the long-awaited new Conan movie to, of all people, Brett Ratner. Over the years there have been so directors circling this project, everyone from Robert Rodriguez to Rob Zombie, the fact that Brett Ratner might actually attach himself to this and make it a reality is almost enough to make one wish they’d just stop trying to bring Robert E. Howard’s creation back to the big screen.

We’ll wait until we get some more solid details on this before giving up completely, but if Ratner does get it, I think it’ll be pretty clear that Nu Image doesn’t give a single hell what the fans want to see from a new Conan movie. How could they possibly think he'd be able to do a movie like this any justice? What films has he directed that indicate this would be a good fit?

- Johnny Butane

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Brilliant work guys, we've been considering 'when' we'll need to go down this road. It's great to see someone blaze that trail.


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Submitted by neshlvox (not verified) on Sat, 03/27/2010 - 9:55am.
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Sooo, how come no one is calling up John Milius? Last I checked he was still quite alive and active.

Submitted by elric300 on Fri, 09/19/2008 - 8:32am.


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Submitted by mY NAME IS jOHN on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 3:25pm.

If you're not careful you may have to eat your words... Look, the guy had a take on the Superman franchise that impressed Brendan Fraser!!!


Submitted by PelusaMG on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 12:54pm.
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:) Yeah, cause as we all know Brendan Fraser can sniff out a good movie script!


..half the movie is a civil war on the planet Krypton...for crying out loud.

Submitted by Gus Bjork on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 1:49pm.

Gus, I won't have a bad word said against George of the Jungle... The man is an arse clact!!!

Submitted by PelusaMG on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 3:05pm.
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Somebody cry for me...

Submitted by NeoKefka on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 1:02pm.
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"From the Director of RUSH HOUR 3 and RED DRAGON comes...CONAN! Starring GUNNAR HANSEN as Conan! And Jason Statham as his Chinese(!) warrior sidekick!"

I feel ill just typing that.

Submitted by Rottenjesus on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 1:22am.
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Close, Rottenjesus, but we all know it will be Jackie Chan as the sidekick and Chris Tucker taking over the role Wilt Chamberlain had. as for Jason Statham, he WILL be Conan.
I'm making some special Kool-Aid if anyone wants some.

Submitted by frank_dracman on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 8:05am.
arandomthought's picture

Too late, Mine was pre-poured

Submitted by arandomthought on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 8:09pm.

Nu Image, Ratner, guess we shouldn't hold out any hope about who will play Conan, eh?

Submitted by Psypest on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 1:17am.

Brett Ratner will overload Conan with so many characters from every printed incarnation the barbarian was ever in. Then, during the commentary track for the DVD, he won't be able to name a single one of them ... just like in X-Men 3.

Submitted by Kryten Syxx on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 8:44pm.
Cash Bailey's picture

Ratner's only discernible talents are hiring the best people on his crew and star-fucking.

To me he always seems like the ultimate slimy, insincere Hollywood douche, but all his DVDs are filled with people sucking him off like he's the new Spielberg.

Submitted by Cash Bailey on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 12:20am.
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There used to be this big fat Native American hooker who trolled a tough neighborhood I lived in many years ago. She was so huge she could only wear sweatpants and man those some hard working stretch pants. I figured, no way could she get paid for sex...cause she wasn't exactly pretty beyond her sheer mass. But time and time again I would see her somehow squeeze into a car with a guy to suck him off. Despite all odds and evidence this seemed to be a pretty popular and sought after whore.

This news is kind of like that.

Submitted by Gus Bjork on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 8:23pm.

That story reminds of a website I stumbled across a while ago called "The Habib Show". It's exactly what you describe Gus, and once you start browsing the trailers you begin to realise that absolutely ANYONE can get laid!!!

Submitted by PelusaMG on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 8:35pm.
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As long as you have $15, no self-esteem and little regard for your central nervous system.

Submitted by Gus Bjork on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 8:54pm.

That reminds me of another website I know of where this Dutch guy is shagging women, after/while they are being shagged by dogs...

I'll stop now!

Submitted by PelusaMG on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 9:06pm.
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It was Peter Stormare wasn't it?

Submitted by Gus Bjork on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 10:09pm.
Chainsaw's picture

It's ALWAYS Peter Stormare!

Anyways, *shoots self*

Submitted by Chainsaw on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 10:47pm.
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Give it to Neil Marshall. He needs to prove himself again after the utter cluster-fuck that was DOOMSDAY.

Submitted by Cash Bailey on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 7:42pm.
Tsotha-lanti's picture

Though I found "Doomsday" rather entertaining, I agree with you that Neil Marshall should direct the next Conan flick.

Submitted by Tsotha-lanti on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 5:37am.
Gatsu's picture

This has to be some kind of a joke.....seriously, next you're going to tell me that will smith will be staring and micheal bay is producing it. why oh why can't they just let John Milius do crown of iron and give all of the fans what they want.

Submitted by Gatsu on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 7:07pm.
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Steve Barton's picture

I'm still suffering from the exercise is awfulness known as Conan The Destroyer. This could prove to be too much for my frail psyche.

Submitted by Steve Barton on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 7:31pm.
Messiahman's picture

Crom, I don't often pray to you. I have no tongue for it. But if you let Brett Ratner direct a new Conan film, then to hell with you.

Submitted by Messiahman on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 7:00pm.
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Crom laughs at Brett Ratner.

Submitted by Steve Barton on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 6:22pm.
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