Brett Ratner NOT Directing Conan…Yet
Brett Ratner gets his name attached to a lot of films, some by design and some through association. When he took a meeting Nu Image regarding the Conan the Barbarian film, it was suddenly reported everywhere that Ratner was no attached to the film.
According to the Latino Review, Nu Image was talking to Ratner as one of many directors being considered for the revival of Robert E. Howard’s immortal character. Other directors spoken to include Neil Marshall, James McTeigue, The Strause Brothers, Mark Neveldine, Robert Rodriguez and Brian Taylor. Next on their shopping list is Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
While Rodriguez is reportedly the most rabidly interested, given his association with the companion Red Sonja film, he’s booked way beyond Nu Image’s time frame.