Funcom points to an announcement from Paradox Entertainment where plans related to an upcoming [i]Conan[/i] movie from Warner brothers are revealed and confirmed. According to Paradox Entertainment the deal may include several [i]Conan[/i] movies. Funcom has the exclusive worldwide rights to make MMOs on the [i]Conan[/i] license up until 2023.
Boaz Yakin has been hired as scriptwriter on the upcoming movie. He is known for titles like [i]Remember the Titans[/i] and [i]The Rookie[/i]. One of the producers will be Akira Goldsman, known for titles like [i]Mr. and Mrs. Smith[/i] and the Oscar-winning [i]A Beautiful Mind[/i], while additional producers include Irving Azoff, Jon Jashni, and Richard Alexander. A director for the movie is to be selected this autumn.
“We are of course very happy to see that Warner Brothers are moving ahead with one, and potentially several, new [i]Conan[/i] movies. We believe that this will further strengthen the [i]Conan[/i] brand worldwide. The global fan-base of [i]Conan[/i] will likely increase significantly and the marketing efforts of a Hollywood movie will have a very positive effect on all licensees working with the [i]Conan[/i] brand, Funcom's Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO), [i]Age of Conan[/i], included.” said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom.