Conan Movie

Conan MovieDirector Marcus Nispel will helm the movie Conan, a remake of the famous movie of the same name starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and based on Robert E. Howard’s fantasy books.

Conan Movie

Plot of Conan:
“The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria.”

Thanks to a Casting breakdown of Conan that leaked online we may a description of the lead characters:

CONAN: He’s in his 20s to early 30s, Caucasian, powerfully built, broad-shouldered, sun browned skin lined with scars. Piercing blue eyes and square-cut black mane, tall. He is a savage killer that has matured into the refinement his father tried to teach him when he was young. Conan is very smart, almost inhumanly strong, and very cunning. His entire life, from the moment of his birth, has been shaped by violence. Being the last of his tribe and having to watch his father die a cruel death, he is determined avenge his peoples slaughter by killing all those who led the attack on the Cimmerians, including the all-powerful Khalar Singh. He is prepared to die in order to accomplish his goal. What Conan did not expect, was to find a reason to live.?

TAMARA: She is 18 to 24 years old, Caucasian or Middle Eastern, open to all ethnicities; beautiful, studious, correct, a novitiate of a Greek influenced monastery. A master of martial arts, she has been trained to be the Queen’s servant, bodyguard and best friend. She and many other female bodyguards to the queen have been in hiding most of their lives because of the curse of Acheron, which would take the queen’s life to bring almost immortal power to its king. When Khalar Singh, a powerful warlord with ambitions to become the king of Acheron, storms the monastery and captures all of the novitiates, she is separated from Ilira, the one she must protect. With all of her strength and will, Tamara is determined to find and rescue her. She finds herself in league with Conan because of a mutual need to find Khalar Singh. She is not in the least intimidated by Conan’s size or grim demeanor and their alliance eventually blossoms into something that surprises them both.

KHALAR SINGH: He’s in his 40s to 50s, Asian or Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Mongol, Turkish, or Persian, open to all ethnicities; commanding in size and manner, a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won. He is driven in his quest to find the Queen of Acheron and has been building an empire to do so. His goal is to find the Queen whose blood will bring life to the demonic minions of Acheron while making himself king of this hellish power. With this power, Khalar will protect his legacy against the onslaught of master sorcerer, Thoth-Amon so that his weak son, Fariq may rule after his death. While riding into a Cimmerian village to recruit his old comrade, Corin, his large collection of mercenaries slaughters them to the last soul when Corin refuses to join them. The village’s only survivor was young Conan. When Khalar’s search has finally narrowed to the likely discovery of the queen at a monastery of female monks, he also learns Conan is older and hungry for revenge.

From this casting sheet of Conan, it sounds like they’re focusing on the violent side of the story. But I hope they will keep in mind that with Conan, it’s also about adventure, like in the 1990’s Conan animated series:


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The movie Conan should start to film on February 22, 2010 in Bulgaria. If lucky we may get the movie end of 2010, but it’s more likely to be released in 2011.
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2 Responses - “Conan Movie”

  1. Chris Crews

    You’d be better off condensing the first couple of books into the move. There’s a reason why the Conan series has been popular for the last 60 or 70 years. A word of caution…..

    DO NOT pump out a bunch of cheesey characters in gold-plated costumes, throwing around elaborate weapons, and doing a bunch of needless, silly stunts. These characters are direct, self centered, cynics, who are out for themselves.

    CGI is in the planning, I assume. Do it right, but no more than is necessary. You didn’t have wizards slinging around fireballs and lightning bolts in these books. Everything was much darker and much more subtle.

    We wish you would stick to the books, but it’s probably too late for that. However you probably should remember that LOR did just that and their 9+ hour epic was an international blockbuster.

    You’ve got the characters, and the plots for a similar success if you stick to the books, not some cheesey script that was produced by some clown who doesn’t know the first thing about weapons, armor, roughing it, or scrapping it out with someone.

    Just a thought.

  2. hengfa

    no no no no….they are mangling it all over again. there isn’t any need to present anyone’s version of Conan except his original creators, and he was not a psychopathic violent tool. agree completely with chris. they are gutting this character for a quick one off and this will end the brand in this medium, just like conan the destroyer did. at least milius film like it or hate it, was decently written even if they too missed a lot about what Conan was.

    this pastiche nonsense needs to end- nobody goes to alaska to eat ny pizza so why would we see this movie that does not present real Conan?

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