MTV recently sat down with X-Men: The Last Stand and Rush Hour director Brett Ratner and asked him about the new Conan the Barbarian film.

Ratner, who had previously denied rumors he was attached to the remake, recently told MTV who he’d like to see take on the Conan, a role made famous from actor-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, which makes it seem as if his involvement with the movie is moving closer to a solid deal.

He also talked about the movie itself, saying “The script is very cool, contemporary. It’s not an homage. It’s not a remake, really. It’s going back to the original source material — the mythology of the characters.”

While unattached for the time being, Ratner hinted that he may be signing on for good, saying, “[Screenwriters Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain] just did an incredible, incredible job or else I wouldn’t be risking it because I know how difficult it is to do these movies and its something that I’m really excited about.”

By Tessa Petrocco (Source: MTV)

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By Tessa Petrocco

Tessa Petrocco is a freelance graphic designer and media professional. She graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 2007, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Media Production. She moved to New York City that same year, where she worked as the Editorial Assistant and Content Coordinator for a popular film review website. Tessa enjoys spending time with her dog and boyfriend, knitting, volunteering and being a one-woman film reviewer.

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