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Austrian actor may be new 'Conan the Barbarian'

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Roland-Kickinger_l Lionsgate and Nu Image/Millenium are in talks with a 41-year-old Austrian actor named Roland Kickinger to play the title role in a reboot of 1982’s Conan the Barbarian, according to THR.com’s Risky Biz blog. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played the original Conan, Kickinger is a bodybuilder-turned actor who has also been involved in the Terminator franchise; Kickinger plays a T-800 in Warner Bros.’ Terminator Salvation. Kickinger has already played a Conan-era version of the Governator in See Arnold Run, the 2005 A&E biopic about the actor-turned-politician.

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