James replaced Diesel for "King Conan"?

What happened to the Vin Diesel rumour? Suddenly Dark Horizons are reporting that an unknown by the name of Jeff James is up for the role of Big Arnie’s son in the next "Conan" flick. I’m assuming the idea of two big fat paycheques didn’t sound too healthy to the film’s producers so they’ve outed Diesel and bought in an actor that will ‘work for food’.