Almost Confirmed: Brett Ratner To Direct Conan

Aint It Cool News is kinda, sorta, may be, confirming the rumor that Brett Ratner will be directing Conan for Lionsgate. Written by Outlander scribes Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain, the $100 million R-rated tent pole is neither a remake or a sequel, as they are starting over from the original stories.

Conan was created by Robert E. Howard in a series of fantasy pulp stories published in Weird Tales in the 1930s, later popularized in the 1982 John Milius film Conan the Barbarian, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones.

Why must Brett Ratner keep attaching himself to beloved film properties? Why can't he direct something original, a stupid spec script that no one cares about. Why must he ruin it for the fans? Ratner, please, if you're reading this – go direct your Hugh Heffner biopic, and leave Conan, Beverly Hills Cop IV, and God of War to a better suited filmmaker.