Arnold Schwarzenegger back as Conan

Writer: Ng Suzhen

Can Arnie still convince us he still has what it takes to be Conan?

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan.

31 Oct – It is official: Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as Conan the Barbarian!

Universal Pictures have confirmed last week that the former Governor of California will star in the sequel to "Conan The Barbarian" and "Conan The Destroyer", playing the titular character yet again in the upcoming "Legend Of Conan", scheduled to be out in 2014.

Doubts will arise on whether the 65-year-old will still be capable of pulling off the meaty role with sword swinging action and showcasing rippling biceps that is Conan's signature. According Chris Morgan, producer of the latest "Conan" franchise, the movie will be taking into account Arnie's age factor.

"This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story," Morgan said. "We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan's 'Unforgiven.'"

However, the upcoming "Legend Of Conan" will not take into account the failed reboot of the 2011 "Conan The Barbarian" starring Jason Momoa.

Schwarzenegger is also in the works of developing another sequel to his 1988 hit comedy "Twins", titled "Triplets", with his co-star Danny DeVito in the original as well as Eddie Murphy.

Cinema Online, 31 October 2012