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Nispel’s Conan The Barbarian Gets New Trailer, New Poster And Reportedly Still Has A Hard R Rating, As Should Be…   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

Look like a big summer for action flicks, lots of competition this blockbuster season. The reboot of Conan the Barbarian in August is a long awaited return of the Cimmerian Barbarian from Hyboria to the big screen ring. Lots of older people I talk to about the project are having a hard time separating the Conan character and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s portrayal in two feature films 1982 and 1984. He kicked ass and as far as most humans are concerned he is Conan period. I’m thinking younger people will have a better time with the character because it’s been so long that most teens and 20 somethings haven’t even seen the Arnold films and don’t associate him with Conan and Ron E Howard’s Hyboria universe. Jason Momoa has a good chance to bring the character to a whole new audience unaware of the awesome brutalness of  Conan and his world. The new trailer finally gives us a better view into the new version of Hyboria and directors Marcus Nispel’s vision for the Barbarian Reboot and Momoa’s take on the Conan Character.

The scale of the battles is looking sick and I like the size and physicality of Momoa. I also see some visual references to old Conan art I love, “Horse vs. Chain”  an absolute classic. A lot of fast cuts in the trailer don’t give you too much time to focus on anything specific to criticize, but it hard to tell what the end result will be. All I can say is I’ve read the script and it is really really  great, so I hope that translated to screen well.

I really wish director Marcus Nispel all the luck on this one, could be a big money maker and hit with fans and newbies alike. We’ll see in August if the 2011 Nispel/Momoa Conan the Barbarian holds up or surpasses the 1982 Milius/Schwarzenegger version; For some this is an impossible feat that can’t be done, for others such as myself, we are ready for a new great take on our favorite R rated childhood Barbarian anti-hero, and possible sequels taking the character through new stories and places in Ron E. Howard’s Hyboria would be a real treat .

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.


Nispel’s Conan Reboot Teaser Hits The Net Along With A Whole Swack Of New Pics.   1 comment

Hey Everybody,Been waiting to see something from Marcus Nispel’s Conan The Barbarian Reboot for a long time now. This is a project that I was able to get to read the script for and put some input into a few years back . I was doing a commercial series in Vancouver with my director friend Marcus,  he gave me the script to read saying he was offered the movie.After reading the script I was excited by the story and visuals presented in it. It was super sick, extremely violent, bloody, great action in the fantasy genre, a really great Conan story, not perfect but better than I had imagined it would be . I thought it was good material for Marcus to finally showcase his visual talents with a healthy budget and an epic character that was begging to be brought back to the big screen.After he took the job he was off to Eastern Europe to look at what Lionsgate had built for sets and the production facilities. We ended up talking every couple of weeks as usual for the next few months and it came about that I could go over and work on set with him and be apart of CONAN, awesome. I was on board, talking to department heads and was ensured a work visa. A few more months pass and everything seems like it is really going to happen, and then one week away from getting on a plane to go to Sophia Bulgaria to work on the film I was informed my work visa was not coming through and a bunch of other bullshit. This is why I want to see all the visuals in the concept art come to life on the screen so badly. I’ve been seeing the story I read in my head for a few years now and I am excited to see some of finally make it to the public viewing arena.

Earlier in the month some pictures from the set were feature in Empire magazine. Including Jason Momoa as Conan, Stephen Lang, Nathan Jones and even director Marcus Nispel as well. They seem to look ok, not really revealing much but still showing the bad ass look Momoa’s Conan will have.And again the teaser trailer hit the web a week back and it shows very minimal visuals, but does show some fancy moves of Conan with a sword, which looks interesting. I am interested but not super stoked yet.

A bunch more set photos below:

Well the production design looks great and I guarantee the visuals will be amazing, I sure hope the story I read years ago has survived the trials of all the people involved in the production process. If so we could have something special on our hand here. I’m hoping at the very least we get a bloody rampage with kick ass sword play and I think we’ll get that at the very least.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.