New Conan movie in the works.

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  1. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

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    Link.

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

    Here's the bit I found encouraging:

    I thought we'd never get a faithful Conan movie. I'm really looking forward to this.
     
  2. 1001001

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

    :wtf:
     
  3. Spaceman Spiff

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    Triumph will be playing Red Sonja.
     
  4. Holdfast

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    I loved the Arnie Conan, but would also love to see a new version. :cool:
     
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  6. Dream

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    It'll flop as badly as the Flash Gordon movie. No Schwarzenegger no deal. FLOP!
     
  7. msbae

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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.
     
  8. Temis the Vorta

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    YES!

    That is what I've been wanting!

    :D :D :D

    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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    Oh, let him pitch woo to Ann Coulter...
     
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  14. Australis

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    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.
     
  15. dragunzng

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    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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  16. Hermiod

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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. :lol:
     
  17. The Mule

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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.

    anyway, great news if this movie actually comes through this time
     
  18. Skywalker

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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.
     
  19. Hermiod

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    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.
     
  20. Skywalker

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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.