I guess if you already know a movie script is going to be crappy and require dozens of re-writes from multiple teams of writers who don’t talk to each other, it makes sense to get to it earlier rather than later:

“We all want this movie to go into production as soon as possible,” (Paradox Entertainment president and CEO Fredrik) Malmberg (who’s producing the Conan re-make) said. “It’s a fast-tracked movie. Lionsgate felt the process was enhanced by having a second team come in and do a script.”