• Writer-producer Chris Morgan has been talking to Hero Complex about The Legend Of Conan, the film which could see Arnold return the role that made him famous in the States. But don’t worry: he doesn’t expect the aging Arnie to pretend to be the all-action hero any more: “[It’s] not a reboot, not a remake. Just an update. Where has the character been all this time? A catch-up with Conan,” says Morgan. “He’s not going out and fighting battles, but he ends up getting drawn into something and he has to access the barbarian he was in his youth. I love that Conan has been many things in his life, notably a pirate, a major tactician and a commander of men. In this movie, we’re going to tap into some of those things – things you haven’t seen on screen yet. I want the warrior whose joints have started to fuse together, who has to crack the cartilage so he can pick up a sword again. I want the guy who’s not necessarily lost a step, but there’s some rust he has to shake off. I want to embrace that. It makes it a greater hero story.”
• Deadline has announced that Del Toro will continue his partnership with Legendary Pictures (which is producing Pacific Rim) for his next film, Crimson Peak, with serious potential that his long-in-gestation Lovecraft adaptation At The Mountains Of Madness could follow that. Described as a haunted house movie, Crimson Peak is written by Del Toro, Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon and Del Toro tells Deadline it’s, “a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.”
• Walt Disney Pictures is developing an original sci-fi film called Terra Incognita written by Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s Nicole Perlman, though little is known about the project so far. [via Variety]
• A new Terminator movie takes another step towards reality. Deadline reports that Megan Ellison of Annapurna Productions, which won the rights to the franchise in a bidding battle earlier this year, has brought in her brother, David Ellison to produce and develop the film. David Ellison is head of Skydance Films, known for its partnership with Paramount Pictures on films like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, Star Trek Into Darkness and GI Joe: Retaliation.
• Hugh Jackman has been speaking to Access Hollywood about the likelihood of Wolverine appearing in X-Men: Days Of Future Past… and it sounds hopeful.
• ComicBookMovie has a whole bunch of pics of Brad Pitt filming reshoots for zombie flick World War Z in the forests of Berkshire. Click on the link or image to see a lot more.