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Old August 14 2008, 10:05 AM   #16
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Re: New Conan movie in the works.

Whoo! Make sure you keep the scene where he silently convinces that slave girl that he's not going to hurt her and then honourably and heroically rapes her anyway.
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Old August 14 2008, 01:25 PM   #17
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Whoo! Make sure you keep the scene where he silently convinces that slave girl that he's not going to hurt her and then honourably and heroically rapes her anyway.
I think you're thinking of the Conan rip-off, Deathstalker. and by the way, they've already re-made the "original" Deathstalker. the aforementioned scene was changed so the slave girl invites him to.

anyway, great news if this movie actually comes through this time
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Old August 14 2008, 01:29 PM   #18
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I hope they cast an actual actor this time, and not a former bodybuilder. Conan is muscular, yes, but aside from being a savage warrior he's also supposed to be an agile and cunning thief. I can't picture someone with a body like Schwarzenegger's being something like that.
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Old August 14 2008, 01:35 PM   #19
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I think you're thinking of the Conan rip-off, Deathstalker. and by the way, they've already re-made the "original" Deathstalker. the aforementioned scene was changed so the slave girl invites him to.
No, I'm thinking of Conan the Barbarian with Arnie. After he becomes a successful Gladiator a practically naked slave girl is thrown in to his "quarters" with him. She resists but he calms her down before forcing himself on her anyway.
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Old August 14 2008, 01:39 PM   #20
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^ Well, the whole point of that was the two of them were basically being bred. Conan was still a slave at the time, remember.
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Old August 14 2008, 01:39 PM   #21
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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.
Have you ever read Robert E. Howard? As far as I'm concerned, the last thing a Conan movie should do is look to the Schwarzenegger movies for inspiration.

I'm also not really into manly awesomeness.
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Old August 14 2008, 01:43 PM   #22
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^ Well, the whole point of that was the two of them were basically being bred. Conan was still a slave at the time, remember.
Yes, I just thought it was funny in an evil kind of way, that's all.
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Old August 15 2008, 03:38 PM   #23
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I would love seeing a film with Conan actually becoming King of Aquilonia. As I remember from the story he kills the evil former king on the front steps of the palace in view of everyone. That would be great on screen.

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Old August 15 2008, 03:41 PM   #24
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Boy, it doesn't get more promising than that! Now if they just commit to it...

I think there has to be a place for a fantasy movie with some bite to it. I know everyone wants to have the next Harry Potter or LOTR but it's not easy to pull it off. Maybe people are ready for something with a little edge. I hope so.
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Old August 15 2008, 04:20 PM   #25
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I would love seeing a film with Conan actually becoming King of Aquilonia. As I remember from the story he kills the evil former king on the front steps of the palace in view of everyone. That would be great on screen.

I was intrigued by that last shot of Arnie at the end of the movies, bearded, older, sitting on a throne. I SO wish he'd made a King Conan film before he turned into the wussiest governor in the country.
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Old August 15 2008, 10:55 PM   #26
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Re: New Conan movie in the works.

I'm looking forward to this. I've enjoyed many of the Conan ripoff movies they've made over the years (i.e. The Chronicles of Riddick, The Scorpion King, etc.) but I never could get into the Schwarzenegger movies. They're way too slow for my taste.
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Old August 15 2008, 11:00 PM   #27
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I loved the Arnie Conan, but would also love to see a new version.
Same here. For me, it's kind of like the first Tim Burton Batman movie. It's a fine movie, but it's a crappy Batman movie.

I feel the same way about Arnold as Conan. Great movie, poor adaptation.
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Old August 16 2008, 03:02 AM   #28
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I loved the Arnie Conan, but would also love to see a new version.
Same here. For me, it's kind of like the first Tim Burton Batman movie. It's a fine movie, but it's a crappy Batman movie.

I feel the same way about Arnold as Conan. Great movie, poor adaptation.
It's funny, when it comes to adaptations it seems that only extremely faithful adaptations are desirable. Most movies seem to be pre-judged on how faithful they are to the source material and deviation is generally seen as negative.
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Old August 16 2008, 07:46 AM   #29
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I'd like to see Dwane Johnson (The Rock) as Conan. He proved he can do action AND be intelligent (even witty) in "The Scorpion King".

Of course, I'm still waiting for SK 2 also...
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Old August 16 2008, 07:55 AM   #30
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I'd like to see Dwane Johnson (The Rock) as Conan. He proved he can do action AND be intelligent (even witty) in "The Scorpion King".

Of course, I'm still waiting for SK 2 also...
Please take my word for it and don't, it's really bad and I watch a lot of bad stuff and it's not even enjoyable bad.
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