Swords at the ready...
An acclaimed director who helmed some of the most memorable Game of Thrones episodes is reportedly rebooting Conan The Barbarian for the small screen.
According to Deadline, Amazon has signed up director Miguel Sapochnik who previously directed integral Thrones episodes including ‘Battle of the Bastards’ and ‘The Winds of Winter’.
He’ll apparently be joining forces with writer Ryan Condal and Warren Littlefield, who previously produced The Handmaid’s Tale.
Athough best known for the 1982 movie that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Conan The Barbarian first debuted in the 1930s after the fictional hero was created by Robert E Howard and featured in a series of books,
Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa also played the character in a critically maligned 2011 big screen adaptation.
Meanwhile, Game Of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season in 2019, with five spin-offs also thought to be in the works.
“The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019”, HBO recently confirmed.
“David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
“The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.”