Friday, May 8, 2009

No 'Conan' For Brett Ratner

Empire have the word from 'Conan' and 'Red Sonja' producer Joe Gatta, that Brett Ratner is not directing 'Conan' due to timing issues. He also revealed that 'Red Sonja' probably won’t happen until next year with the priority on getting 'Conan' made, saying:
"We’re currently in the process of hiring a director," he told us. "For the past six months we were discussing the movie with Brett Ratner, and for more timing issues than anything else we had to part ways with Brett. We all wanted him to do it, believe me; just the timing didn’t work. But you never know what can happen."

"We have a potential start-date on Conan of August 24. And we’ll be shooting in Bulgaria. I would say though the emphasis is on Conan [rather than Red Sonja]. It’s our crown jewel here at the company and that will be the leader. Red Sonja probably won’t happen until next year, as far as making it goes. So we want to launch Conan and reinvent the franchise.