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I just came across this over at the Wikipedia:
Of course this movie never came to be and what later became the 2011 Conan the Barbarian movie was probably a very different Conan movie than the one the Wachowski's were planning to make. Now given the track record of the Wachowski's after the first Matrix movie has not been too great so maybe it is not such a tragedy that the movie was never made. However, is there enough available from John Milius' script to see if this could somehow be adapted to an RPG adventure?In November 2000, Variety reported the Wachowskis would produce, co-create and direct second unit on a new Conan the Barbarian movie for Warner Bros. which was to be written and directed by John Milius and which could see Arnold Schwarzenegger make an appearance. The Wachowskis were planning to juggle their pre-production involvement on the movie and work on The Matrix sequels at the same time. In January 2004 it was reported that development on King Conan: Crown of Iron had stalled for years because of the Wachowskis' involvement in The Matrix sequels and now that the movies were complete they decided to abandon the project of their own volition because of the frequent clashes they had experienced with Milius concerning the tone and direction of the movie. Lana once suggested Conan the Barbarian as her favorite movie based on comics to which Lilly also responded enthusiastically.
Is King Conan: Crown of Iron a reference to any of the Howards stories?