The Cimmerian's Al Harron has a round-up of the latest rumors about the casting of Conan in the upcoming film. With one exception, I can't say I'm particularly pleased, but then I didn't expect to be. I'd love to see an unambiguously Howardian cinematic take on Conan one of these days; I simply don't expect to see it anytime soon.
Although much good work has been done in the past 30 years rehabilitating the literary reputation of REH, the popular conception of Howard and his creations, most notably Conan, still lies beneath the Stygian cloud L. Sprague de Camp conjured up. To the average person, the name Conan is associated with a muscle-bound oaf rather than the cunning, pantherish bastard Howard actually described in his tales.
I still hold out hope that one day we may see a good Conan movie, but that day is not now.