Paradox Entertainment’s CEO Fredrik Malmberg told Fantasy.fr that a new “Kull” movie is in the works. Here is the translated article, courtesy of the site:
Paradox Entertainment is currently working on a new movie adaptation for Kull the Conqueror.
Fredrik Malmberg, Paradox Entertainment’s CEO, used the occasion of an exclusive interview to reveal his company was working on a new Kull movie.
Fredrik Malmberg also told us about Conan and other ongoing adaptations. You’ll hear of it soon.
Robert Ervin Howard created a hero called Kull in 1929 for the Weird Tales magazine. Howard would draw some inspiration from this character to create Conan, but he dwells in an era predating the cimmerian’s one.
Native to Atlantis, Kull grows up with his family in Tiger Valley until a flood wipe his clan out. Another clan bring him up, but he stands up for a woman destined to burn alive and ends up banned from Atlantis. He sails for the continent and take up the mercenary way. He’ll become king, just as Conan will do thousands of years later. Under his influence, Valusia ends up as the most powerful kingdom of the time.
As a reminder, in 1997, Kull made an appearance on screen in the less than convincing Kull the Conqueror, directed by John Nicolella and played by Kevin Sorbo.