It hasn't been easy getting Conan The Barbarian back on the big screen. The property has had plenty of hurdles, and over at Deadline Hollywood, Nikki Finke has reported on some of the latest problems currently facing Nu Millennium (Conan's studio) in the midst of the hi-profile reboot -- which you can read about in entirety over at DH. But tucked away in all that bad news is possibly some even worse news for fans of the Barbarian, because according to Finke, Twilight star, Kellan Lutz is currently one of the top contenders for the role of the Destroyer himself.

Well, Lutz certainly has the body to pull of the role, and to be fair, it's not like our first feature film Conan was a master thespian either. But other than a small role in the HBO Iraq mini-series Generation Kill and a smattering of TV and video game credits, most of us still probably think of Lutz as that guy from Twilight. So if you are not conversant in all things Cullen, to make it easy on you: Lutz played Emmet Cullen, and you might remember him as the one that hardly spoke and had a penchant for riding around on the top of cars. One thing is for sure, if Lutz gets the role, I think Conan is going to have a whole new legion of female fans.

But if the thought of a Cullen ruining your beloved franchise has you feeling low, there is hope, because Lutz isn't the only name on the list. Gossips have also thrown Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex in the TV series Stargate: Atlantis) and a yet to be named actor into the mix. But director Marcus Nispel is going to have to act fast if he is going to stick to his original March 15th start date.

So what do you think of Lutz taking up the Atlantean Sword? Sound off in the comments below...
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