Arnold Schwarzenegger Returning to Conan Franchise

Arnold Schwarzenegger attends Royal Oak 40 Years: From Avant-Garde to Icon at Park Avenue Armory on March 21, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Arnold Schwarzenegger is going back to barbarian basics: Deadline reports that the actor has signed on to reprise his title character from 1982's Conan the Barbarian, reducing last year's Jason Momoa–toplined reboot to a mere blip. Universal is shooting for a summer 2014 release date for The Legend of Conan, though the studio is still searching for a director, writer, and loincloth.