It’s so rare that I get to deliver good news, I almost don’t know how to go about doing it. But this is definitely good news. It’s about the still-in-development Conan picture (the Barbarian, not the late night host). Now, most people know that I loves me some Conan. Not just John Milius’s 1982 work of staggering genius, Conan The Barbarian, but I also love the old Robert E. Howard stories, the Robert Jordan stuff, the glorious Frazetta artwork, and even some of the comic books have been pretty damn good. Between myself and the lovely Boo, we’re damn close to a Conan cult.
Well, my fears that this project would be a complete crapass fuckpile are, at least temporarily, assuaged. Not because of who’s involved, but who’s not involved. Because it’s been confirmed that, due to scheduling conflicts, Douchemaggot Supreme Brett Ratner will not be directing it. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but trust me — for diehard Conan fans, it’s cause for a goddamn celebration.
News like this reminds me of what is best in life.