Reports are that the film is set to be a massive failure at the US box-office - it got just over 3 million dollars on Friday and will be lucky to make 10m for the weekend - projections were 18m or more. This is looking like a big flop and no film studio is going to be keen to touch Conan again - awful news for anyone hoping for a sequel more faithful to REH, or indeed any sequel at all
Not just Conan, but I'm pretty sure they will also be shelving the Red Sonja project as well, and likely many other fantasy based action adventure movies. After the Hobbit movies come out we may have a bit of a boost, but I wouldn't expect any REH based projects in the next 10 years or so. I really feel it is too bad, as I enjoyed the movie, but at best we might get a TV series in a decade if productions like Game of Thrones remain successful. I think a big part of the problem is people felt this was a remake of the 1982 movie instead of a completely separate new production with no ties. Generally speaking, the 1982 film is not very popular these days and does not hold up well. It is really too bad, I was hoping for more.