Rumor: Friday the 13th's Marcus Nispel to direct new Conan

C.H.U.D. reported that Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) will direct the remake of Conan the Barbarian, citing an anonymous source.

The site says that the director has signed a contract to direct the movie, which moves the film into the next gear.

The movie looked like it might stall when Brett Ratner dropped out. Earlier, C.H.U.D. reported that V for Vendetta director James McTeigue at one point may have been up for the job.

Casting of the title role, which made Arnold Schwarzenegger famous, is still underway.

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