According to Deadline Hollywood who usually gets these things right, Universal has made a deal for The Legend of Conan starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Robert E. Howard mythic barbarian hero. This comes on the heels of Lionsgate’s 2011 Conan the Barbarian doing a paltry $48M Globally (21M Domestic). . . . . . .so what could this possibly mean for John Carter at $282m Globally, $73M domestic? Probably nothing, as far as Disney is concerned. But there are other studios out there and the world keeps on turnin’………..
No offense to Arnold,but he doesn’t quite like he did in 1982 . . . . . . . presumably there will be some CG magic a la 300 and Beowulf to turn back the clock . . . .
Thanks to MCR for the tip on this one.