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Arnold Schwarzenegger to reprise Conan the Barbarian role

Posted by Rachel Raczka  October 29, 2012 12:53 PM

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Sixty-five-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to play Conan the Barbarian in an upcoming Universal Studios film, "The Legend of Conan." The former California governor starred in the same role in the two previous films in the franchise, "Conan the Barbarian" (1982) and "Conan the Destroyer" (1984). The upcoming movie "picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life," producer Chris Morgan told Deadline.com.

The role of Conan was most recently reprised by "Game of Thrones" actor Jason Momoa in a 2011 Lionsgate reboot but Schwarzenegger told Deadline.com that he's excited to reclaim the role. "I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again," he said. "I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story."

The studio hopes for a 2014 release.

[Image via AP Photo/Francois Mori]

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