Arnie to make Conan The Barbarian sequel

Schwarzenegger is to don his furry pants once more to play the legendary warrior

Arnold Schwarzenegger is to reprise his breakthrough role of Conan the Barbarian.

The 65-year-old (former) Governator will play the rippled warrior in 'The Legend of Conan', which will pretty much begin where 1982's 'Conan the Barbarian' ended.

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Conan... Arnold as the warrior in 1982 (Copyright: Rex)

Producer Fredrik Malmberg told Deadline: “The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make.

“It’s that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life.

“He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.”

The 2011 attempt to reboot the series, with Jason Momoa playing Conan, went spectacularly wrong, mauled by critics and making back only half its $90 million budget at the box office.

This time, it's hoped that the original Conan can get it right.

“I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again,” said Arnold.

It follows news that he could be set to play The Terminator once again.

“They’re [movie producers] working on a script. It could happen, probably in the next year. I am absolutely up for it,” he said.