The rebooting of Conan the Barbarian by Lionsgate is well on the way with the casting of 12-year-old Leo Howard. We know Howard from his role of young Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis) has been tapped to star. Directing chore will fall to Marcus Nispel.
Variety elaborates, “Nispel came onboard last June to reinvent the Robert E. Howard-created barbarian portrayed onscreen by Arnold Schwarzenegger in three films during the 1980s. German-based Splendid Films acquired the rights to Conan for German-speaking territories and the Benelux countries at November’s American Film Market.”