'Conan' Movie Planned, Online Game Due Q4 2006
Boaz Yakin has been hired as scriptwriter on the upcoming movie. He is known for titles like Remember the Titans and The Rookie. One of the producers will be Akira Goldsman, known for titles like Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Cinderella man, DaVinci code and the Oscar-winning A Beautiful mind, 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 Conan movies. We believe that this will further strengthen the Conan brand worldwide. The global fan-base of Conan will likely increase significantly and the marketing efforts of a Hollywood movie will have a very positive effect on all licensees working with the Conan brand, Funcom's Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO), Age of Conan, included." said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom.
Funcom has the exclusive worldwide rights to make MMOs on the Conan license up until 2023.
More information about the MMO Age of Conan, screenshots, forums, newsletter sign-up and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website www.ageofconan.com.
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