Following the announcement that Jason Momoa had been cast as Conan in…Conan, it was rumored that Mickey Rourke was in talks to play his father. Since then we haven’t had any confirmation either way, however now Heat Vision are reporting that Mickey Rourke is indeed in talks to play Corin.
Rourke, who had been tipped off to play the father in January, was offered the role, but dealmaking fell apart. The two sides came back to the table in the last couple of weeks.
The story sees Conan embark on a quest to avenge the slaughter of his people including his father, Corin.
SHH are also reporting that Sean Hood has been hired to complete some last minute re-writes to the script. Filming is due to begin in Bulgaria in March, so they are cutting it fine. Conan will be directed by Marcus Nispel (Pathfinder) and will be released by Lionsgate sometime in 2011.