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Old August 13 2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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New Conan movie in the works.

Link.

The article's got a bit of information about the writers chosen for the script.

Here's the bit I found encouraging:

The writers have gone back to Howard's original stories to create a $100 million R-rated origin film, the largest production to date for Lionsgate and Millennium.

"Fans expect (these types of movies) to be more true to the source material," Malmberg said. "There's no reason there couldn't be a Conan movie every two years. He's almost like Batman: He's a dark hero. He's a hard hero. He has to be badass, but we also have to like him."
I thought we'd never get a faithful Conan movie. I'm really looking forward to this.
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Old August 13 2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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Re: New Conan movie in the works.

They're making a Conan O'Brien movie??

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Old August 13 2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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Re: New Conan movie in the works.

Triumph will be playing Red Sonja.
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Old August 13 2008, 08:48 PM   #4
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Re: New Conan movie in the works.

Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
Link.

The article's got a bit of information about the writers chosen for the script.

Here's the bit I found encouraging:

The writers have gone back to Howard's original stories to create a $100 million R-rated origin film, the largest production to date for Lionsgate and Millennium.

"Fans expect (these types of movies) to be more true to the source material," Malmberg said. "There's no reason there couldn't be a Conan movie every two years. He's almost like Batman: He's a dark hero. He's a hard hero. He has to be badass, but we also have to like him."
I thought we'd never get a faithful Conan movie. I'm really looking forward to this.
I loved the Arnie Conan, but would also love to see a new version.
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Old August 13 2008, 09:36 PM   #5
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Re: New Conan movie in the works.

You can't beat the first one. They shouldn't even try. It was all types of manly awesomeness there's no way you could top it.
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Old August 13 2008, 09:38 PM   #6
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It'll flop as badly as the Flash Gordon movie. No Schwarzenegger no deal. FLOP!
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Old August 13 2008, 09:43 PM   #7
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However, Flash Gordon became a cult classic. As long as this new Conan flick doesn't tone down the violence, it should be cool.
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Old August 13 2008, 09:49 PM   #8
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Re: New Conan movie in the works.

The writers have gone back to Howard's original stories
YES!

That is what I've been wanting!



Yes, Conan is a tricky character - he's a violent guy in a violent time. But the one thing I really hope they remember is to capture his basic sense of honor and decency, and his intelligence. Underneath all the muscles there's no doubt that Conan is pretty smart.
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Ron L hubbard loves you temis.
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Old August 13 2008, 09:52 PM   #10
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Old August 13 2008, 10:48 PM   #11
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Oh, let him pitch woo to Ann Coulter...
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Old August 13 2008, 11:06 PM   #12
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
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It's all part of my evil master plan to take over Scientology and make Tom Cruise my love slave.

Don't anyone tell Garak.
We'll both be your love slave.
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Old August 14 2008, 01:17 AM   #13
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Aren't you already married to some fruit-eating crazy woman?


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Old August 14 2008, 01:20 AM   #14
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Re: New Conan movie in the works.

The Howard Conan stories are a whole different ball game to any other Conan storeies, there's a strong horror element (Patly becaiuse he was writing them for Weird Tales) which was much reduced in others' hands.

While no horror fan, I want to see the Howard stories. Considering they were written seventy-plus years ago, they are a stunning achievement.
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Old August 14 2008, 09:59 AM   #15
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Re: New Conan movie in the works.

Awesome news, I hope they capture the look of the world as well as the MMO did. No offense to the Ahnolt movie fans, but I never really felt the setting looked anything like Hyborea as Conan described it.

EDIT: I read the article title as "Black man rewriting Conan script"... puzzled me for a bit!

So what's going on with Conan: Red Nails?
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