Arnie's Conan The Barbarian to get brutal, politically incorrect sequel: 'He despises civilisation'

'People can relate to the freshness of somebody who doesn’t give a damn about civilization'

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The Legend Of Conan's co-writer and co-producer Chris Morgan has given an update on the Conan the Barbarian sequel, promising that it will stay true to the original in tone.

The sequel has been kicking around for two and a half years now but still seems to be on the cards, with Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to reprise his lead role from the 1982 original.

Morgan told TheArnoldFans.com:

'Our marching orders from the studio were to create a film worthy as a successor to the 1982 film, which was pretty brutal. To Conan it’s not about fancy sword moves; it’s about the fastest and most effective way of disposing of your enemy. A dance of death, maybe, at least primal. In my opinion, Conan is beloved because of his political incorrectness. He doesn’t think, he just acts. People can relate to the freshness of somebody who doesn’t give a damn about civilization — in fact, despises it. At the same time he is a magnificent fighter, leader and friend.'

John Milius is not expected to return to direct the sequel – the details of which are still fairly scant, with no release set as yet though production is slated for autumn.

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