“Total Recall” director Paul Verhoeven said he would be open to directing the planned Conan film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“If they asked me, I’d certainly love to — let’s put it that way,” Verhoeven said in an interview with Moviehole. “But I don’t know what the script is. I don’t know what Arnold wants. I’m a big fan in fact of Conan. That’s a great movie and I found that the composer, Basil Poledouris, basically inspired many of my movies [the soundtracks] like Flesh and Blood, RoboCop, Starship Troopers and Total Recall. The score of Conan is great. The style of editing that Milius used was very beautiful, and Arnold does a great job. He was really the perfect choice.”

Meanwhile, Fredrik Malmberg, a producer on the film, titled “Legend of Conan” said Peter Jackson would be one of his top picks.

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