So Brett Ratner has apparently entered final negotiations to direct the upcoming remake of Conan the Barbarian.
Let that sink in for a moment, if you know who Brett Ratner is.
If you don't, he's the genius behind "X-Men, The Last Stand" and "Rush Hour(s) 1-3" and "The Remake of Red Dragon that Sucked."
Basically, he's Hollywood's go-to guy if you want an intellectual property ruined and/or ground into joyless dust. He's a franchise-killer.
Despite the feeble protestations of a few Rush Hour 1 fans, Ratner has never done anything good that has appeared on screen. Nothing. He's a hack, and everyone, including Ratner himself, knows it.
He's currently developing Beverly Hills Cop 4. That is how shit Brett Ratner is.
So, when the slickly-edited trailers make it look like a new Conan is in the offing, and you start to get a little excited, just remember that it's all an illusion. Don't get your hopes up, because Ratner hates you as much as he loves money.