Is Arnold, 65, too old for Conan role? Apparently not
Schwarzenegger, 65, will play the sword-swinging hero in ';The Legend of Conan,'; 30 years after the film that launched the Austrian bodybuilder as a Hollywood star.
';I always loved the Conan character, and I';m honored to be asked to step into the role once again,'; Schwarzenegger said in a statement.
The original films, 1982';s ';Conan the Barbarian'; and 1984';s ';Conan The Destroyer,'; together grossed more than $70 million at U.S. box office.
The ';Conan'; franchise was remade in 2011 with ';Game of Thrones'; star Jason Momoa, but the film — also called ';Conan the Barbarian'; — failed to repeat the success of its predecessors, earning only $21 million at the North American box office, according to film tracking site BoxOfficeMojo.com.
The new ';Conan'; film is the latest Hollywood venture by Schwarzenegger since the action movie hero ended his term as Californiea';s governor in January 2011.
He starred alongside Hollywood';s veteran action heroes in this summer';s ';The Expendables 2,'; and is lined up to star in five other films, including thriller ';Ten'; and ';Triplets,'; a sequel to his hit 1988 comedy ';Twins'; alongside co-star Danny DeVito.