New Conan movie to go into production in early 2007

Funcom points to an announcement from Paradox Entertainment where plans related to an upcoming Conan movie from Warner brothers are revealed and confirmed. According to Paradox Entertainment the deal may include several Conan movies.

Boaz Yakin has been hired as scriptwriter on the upcoming movie. He is known for titles like ‘Remember the Titans’ and ‘The Rookie’. One of the producers will be Akira Goldsman, known for titles like ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’, ‘Cinderella man’, ‘DaVinci code’ and the Oscar-winning ‘A Beautiful mind’, while additional producers include Irving Azoff, Jon Jashni and Richard Alexander. A director for the movie is to be selected this autumn.

"We are of course very happy to see that Warner Brothers are moving ahead with one, and potentially several, new Conan movies. We believe that this will further strengthen the Conan brand worldwide. The global fan-base of Conan will likely increase significantly and the marketing efforts of a Hollywood movie will have a very positive effect on all licensees working with the Conan brand, Funcom's Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO), ‘Age of Conan’, included." said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom.

Funcom has the exclusive worldwide rights to make MMOs on the Conan license up until 2023.

More information about the MMO ‘Age of Conan’, screenshots, forums, newsletter sign-up and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website www.ageofconan.com.

Cyclonus6579d ago (Edited 6579d ago )

Given Hollywood's recent track record with, well, almost ANYTHING, this will probably suck.

It could be good I guess, IF they stick closer to the books' image of Conan-and if HHH plays him...he looks EXACTLY like the Conan from Frank Frazetta's famous paintings!-if not him, then get John Cena...trust me, if he knocks off that stupid 'rapping' shtick, hell make a good actor.

But hey, its Follywood, so it'll be rated PG-13, be only 85 minutes long(gotta get that turnover in theaters), and have lots of MTV-style editing....
A Conan movie needs two things: John Milius(to helm), and Basil Pouledoris(who composed the original score-IMO, the greatest movie soundtrack of all time)

Cyclonus6579d ago

dont make it AT ALL. it'll end up just like "Scorpion King" bleh.

OutLaw6579d ago

If they want to make another barbarian movie okay. But don't make it into a game.

MoonDust6579d ago

Which would be cool if its not then it will suck.

OutLaw6579d ago

The Rock would be an excellent pick.

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Meet The Solo Dev Whose Sega Rally Tribute Could Become An Official Sequel

When the first footage of Over Jump Rally appeared online, it rightly caused quite a stir. Created using Unreal Engine 5, it offered a tantalizing glimpse of what a modern-day Sega Rally could look like, complete with super-realistic car models, breathtaking environments and – of course – the trademark Sega Blue Sky.

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darthv7217h ago

Oh man.... this looks so damn good.

ApocalypseShadow5h ago

Well done and great potential for a tribute.

Hey Dev, would you happen to be a fan of Skies of Arcadia? Lol

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Scandalous recruitment standards in a Polish studio. A strip session in the background

Adrian Chmielarz, a famous game creator, revealed shocking details about recruitment in one of the Polish development studios. He shared a story on his Facebook that sparked community outrage among both players and industry professionals.

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gold_drake1d 17h ago

i dont see how that is so outrages.

Eonjay15h ago

"A woman looking for a job in gamedev was asked by the recruiter for a naked sauna session as one of the conditions of employment."

I don't know...

gold_drake7h ago(Edited 7h ago)

"no"
is a pretty simple word imo

purple10113h ago

but they do sauna all the time in Finland, Sweden all those countries, right>>? hehe

CrimsonWing6910h ago(Edited 10h ago)

Ok, say no and find a different job?

Christopher6h ago

Love how people don't understand a person in the position to hire is forcing women into uncomfortable situations if they need a job.

Can they say no? Sure, but the point is that they either do it or lose out on a job. That's not how it should be and is a legal suit in many countries for doing it to begin with.

Also, the logic that he can't see them writing about sauna's without experiencing it nude and with him? Yeah, that's how it works. Only murderers write about murder.

SubtilizZer6h ago

Yea it’s pretty fucked either way you slice it.

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Microsoft shakes up Xbox marketing as key exec departs for Roblox

Jerret West is leaving Xbox at the end of the month.

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TOTSUKO2d ago

Won’t be missed. Xbox sucks at marketing in this industry. This is badly needed.

jznrpg2d ago

I see Xbox stuff everywhere. On cereal boxes, toasters and fridges.. Xbox just sucks.

Scissorman2d ago

This. Marketing isn't the issue. He's just fleeing the sinking ship.

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DivineHand1252d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Unfortunately, Xbox has not done great with marketing this generation. One thing I found odd is that he is leaving Xbox for Roblox. I'm not sure how big Roblox is in comparison to Xbox but I can't imagine him getting better compensation from there. Perhaps he was forced out?

fr0sty2d ago

It's simple, Roblox is profitable.

DivineHand1252d ago

@fr0sty Would you leave your place of employment to work somewhere else for less pay just because that business is profitable?

You would have to be a special person to be ok with that.

zaanan2d ago

That, or he is pulling an Elop.

DarXyde1d 22h ago

DivineHand125,

Not really. I don't know how much experience you have with working or how far along into your career you are, but profitability does offer an indication of how sustainable your job is. The company that is not profitable (or less profitable) is probably exploring options to cut costs, including axing jobs (we see Microsoft closing studios and really downsizing physical media operations. Valid concern in my opinion).

I doubt that's the only factor at play here and it could be any myriad of reasons why he's out: cut in compensation, not liking the direction of the company, toxic work culture, etc.

Either way, I can see a case for people leaving a job that pays better with less profitability. If you're in the marketing department and your brand isn't doing that great despite your best efforts, you probably want to coast for a while at a more profitable company.

Not saying that's reality, but I can totally see a case for that.

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Tedakin2d ago

Xbox marketing has mostly been trash for a decade. Shake it up as much as you can.

RhinoGamer882d ago

Marketing is not the issue at XBOX. Production and its leadership have screwed up royally. XBOX studios, wth are you doing managing these developers?!

XBManiac2d ago

It is both and all... the best console with the most expensive invest in marketing and the "best" developers and the best online service with the best servers... but... well... also, the worst console with a bad invest in marketing and competition using Microsoft servers for their online services and... What is Xbox now, a console, a service, a platform, a brand, a dead project? This is a marketing problem, maybe.

XBManiac2d ago

The problem is not the marketing, but how you invest the money in marketing. If you invest far more than the competition and receive less... the problem is the one in charge, isn't it? Well... Phil Spencer was a marketing guy, will he be the next? Unity are hiring... :)