‘Conan’ Loses Ratner As Director, And Gains Who?


The world was devastated when it was announced that Brett Ratner would be directing the upcoming Conan reboot.  Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but there was definitely no joy in Whoville.  More recently things have been set right again and Ratner has been detached from the project.  So who’s lining up to direct the film now?  CHUD has just posted a story detailing who they believe to be on the short list and why, and we’re curious as to what you think of the possible names.

Pretend for a minute that Conan‘s distributor, Lionsgate, actually gives a flying double-edged battle axe what you think.  Take a look at the directors currently in contention and let your voice be heard below.

  1. Christophe Gans (Brotherhood Of The Wolf, Silent Hill) – Of the four names, Gans is my choice for the job.  He’s shown fantastic style with action and creature/character effects, and those are the two things that matter most in a Conan film.
  2. Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday) – I love The Descent, but Doomsday is a gigantic pile of tattooed and pierced dog shit.  He’s finishing up Centurion now, and I’d rather see him return to the present for his next flick.  Preferably something horror related…
  3. James McTeigue (V For Vendetta, Ninja Assassin) – McTeigue is actually my second preference here.  Like Gans, he’s shown great skill with brilliant-looking action scenes, and judging by that early footage from Ninja Assassin he’s not afraid to get bloody either.
  4. Marcus Nispel (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday The 13th) – Nispel makes poor to mediocre movies.  For this reason he’s the most likely candidate for the job.

Which of these four directors do you want to see tackling the big, angry, half-naked, muscle man?  And why?

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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