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Old October 26 2012, 04:06 PM   #16
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Re: ‘Conan The Barbarian' and Arnold Reunited: Universal Reboots Franc

This is fantastic news. Hopefully we're a few films away from Conan's last adventure.
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Old October 26 2012, 04:34 PM   #17
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Ugh. I'd rather they get Momoa back and take another shot at doing a movie that's true to the source material at long last, but this time with a bigger budget so the effects aren't cringeworthy and distracting, not to mention a halfway decent script.

But realistically, they're doing this for Ahnuld's name recognition. I'm sure there will be plenty of curiosity to see gramps running around in a loincloth.
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Old October 26 2012, 05:50 PM   #18
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Re: ‘Conan The Barbarian' and Arnold Reunited: Universal Reboots Franc

I can't help but think that the time for Arnie to do this has come and gone. It'll be interesting to see how, if at all, he gets back into shape for it. I do like the idea of an older, grizzled Conan, like we saw at the end of CTB but really, I think the time to have done this was 10 years ago or so, when Milius was shopping around his King Conan: Crown of Iron script (or whatever it was called).

Also, as Admiral Young points out, this isn't a reboot. I'm not sure what you'd call it where they return to the original continuity (assuming that this is a sequel to CTB, albeit one which ignores The Destroyer). A revert?

The nearest similar examples I can think of are Superman Returns and Never Say Never Again. Neither is on all fours, as SR was (infamously) a 'loose sequel' to the first movie but with a different cast, while NSNA was a remake of one of Connery's earlier 007 movies.

While Conan has a certain cult following, it's not as popular as The Terminator or other signature Arnie roles and I'm not sure how big an audience there will be for this.
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Old October 26 2012, 06:58 PM   #19
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Re: ‘Conan The Barbarian' and Arnold Reunited: Universal Reboots Franc

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Momoa was solid as Conan (and truer to the character than Arnold was)
^^^I'm so tired of seeing this, really...

REH described Conan as "Black haired and sullen-eyed, full great melancholies and great mirths," which is how Arnie actually played him in the first movie. Momoa was brown-haired and pissed-off eyed and the only thing "great" about his personification was the level of boredom he inspired in me when I watched him.

I welcome the Governator's return, however it manifests.
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Old October 26 2012, 08:01 PM   #20
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I'm curious.

Get this and Ghostbusters 3 the same year? The return of two more 80's franchises for one last attempt at glory!!!
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Old October 26 2012, 08:34 PM   #21
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Temis the Friendly Ghost wrote: View Post
Ugh. I'd rather they get Momoa back and take another shot at doing a movie that's true to the source material at long last, but this time with a bigger budget so the effects aren't cringeworthy and distracting, not to mention a halfway decent script.

But realistically, they're doing this for Ahnuld's name recognition. I'm sure there will be plenty of curiosity to see gramps running around in a loincloth.
Demand for a King Conan film starring Arnold has been there ever since. That final image in Conan - The Barbarian screamed for that sequel. And now, Arnold has hit the right age to do it. It's perfect.

Hopefully John Milius will be involved. He just has to be.
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Old October 26 2012, 11:04 PM   #22
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The nearest similar examples I can think of are Superman Returns and Never Say Never Again. Neither is on all fours, as SR was (infamously) a 'loose sequel' to the first movie but with a different cast
Superman Returns matches up with the first movie almost seamlessly, real-world technological advancement aside; it's the second film that doesn't entirely fit, because Lois remembers having a relationship with Superman but doesn't remember that Clark is Superman.
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Old October 26 2012, 11:06 PM   #23
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Hopefully John Milius will be involved. He just has to be.
Agreed. Any excitement drummed up by a new Conan movie would be all for naught if say, Paul WS Anderson landed the gig.
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Old October 26 2012, 11:26 PM   #24
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Admiral2 wrote: View Post
Jar Jar Binks wrote: View Post
Momoa was solid as Conan (and truer to the character than Arnold was)
^^^I'm so tired of seeing this, really...

REH described Conan as "Black haired and sullen-eyed, full great melancholies and great mirths," which is how Arnie actually played him in the first movie. Momoa was brown-haired and pissed-off eyed and the only thing "great" about his personification was the level of boredom he inspired in me when I watched him.

I welcome the Governator's return, however it manifests.
100% agreed. I just read "The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian"for the first timea month ago and see no similarities between the Momoa version and the book one. Arnold, on the other hand, definitely feels like the character from the book.
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Old October 26 2012, 11:45 PM   #25
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This is great news. I love the original Conan movie, so really hope this comes to fruition. And agreed on Milius.
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Old October 27 2012, 12:27 AM   #26
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Jar Jar Binks wrote: View Post
Momoa was solid as Conan (and truer to the character than Arnold was)
^^^I'm so tired of seeing this, really...

REH described Conan as "Black haired and sullen-eyed, full great melancholies and great mirths," which is how Arnie actually played him in the first movie. Momoa was brown-haired and pissed-off eyed and the only thing "great" about his personification was the level of boredom he inspired in me when I watched him.

I welcome the Governator's return, however it manifests.
100% agreed. I just read "The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian"for the first timea month ago and see no similarities between the Momoa version and the book one. Arnold, on the other hand, definitely feels like the character from the book.
A great collection of original Conan stories, expertly illustrated by comic artist Mark Schultz...who didn't try very hard to draw Conan as someone who makes you think of Jason Momoa...
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Old October 27 2012, 02:17 AM   #27
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Re: ‘Conan The Barbarian' and Arnold Reunited: Universal Reboots Franc

flavaflav wrote: View Post
Admiral2 wrote: View Post
Jar Jar Binks wrote: View Post
Momoa was solid as Conan (and truer to the character than Arnold was)
^^^I'm so tired of seeing this, really...

REH described Conan as "Black haired and sullen-eyed, full great melancholies and great mirths," which is how Arnie actually played him in the first movie. Momoa was brown-haired and pissed-off eyed and the only thing "great" about his personification was the level of boredom he inspired in me when I watched him.

I welcome the Governator's return, however it manifests.
100% agreed. I just read "The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian"for the first timea month ago and see no similarities between the Momoa version and the book one. Arnold, on the other hand, definitely feels like the character from the book.
Yeah, credit should be given too to Milius's directing. He illustrated the primal savagery of the Hyborian world very well and was able to take actors of limited range and bring out their performances to their best advantage in CtB.
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Old November 19 2012, 01:47 AM   #28
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I buy Conan as a thief much easier from Momoa than i would buy it from the bulky Ahnuld with his heavy german accent.
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Old November 19 2012, 04:27 AM   #29
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Because there has never been a German thief.
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Old November 19 2012, 11:12 AM   #30
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There had been german thiefs but Ahnuld does not look like a thief, more like a warrior and his accent is annoying.
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