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By the beard of Thulsa Doom. Hellboy is Conan’s Daddy!

Posted by LiveFor on March 13, 2010

Mickey Rourke had been down to play the father of Jason Momoa’s Conan, but that has changed.

Now a certain Mr Ron Perlman is going to be raising little Con. Vulture had the splendid news. I thought Rourke would have been good, but Perlman will be better in the Marcus Nispel film. I can’t imagine him having much screen time though.

However, Perlman always brings a certain amount of cool to any role he plays and I hope we at least get to see him kill someone with a very big sword.

How do you feel about Perlman being the father of Conan?

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Conan – Stephen Lang confirms he will cut off Conan’s nuts

Posted by LiveFor on March 10, 2010

Last week a rumour went round that Stephen Lang (Public Enemies, Avatar) had been offered the role of Khalar Singh – “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.”

“I’ve accepted the role of Khalar Singh,” Lang told MTV News when asked about the rumor.

“I have no idea how I’m going to do it,”
Lang laughed. “First I’m going to find out how I’m going to sound. I’m going to get back on a Mongolian pony and ride like the wind. I’m going to flash my scimitar. I’m going to cut the nuts off Conan and his father.”

Conan is to be played by Jason Momoa and his father will be played by Mickey Rourke.

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Conan – Rachel Nichols to wear a metal bikini!

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2010

Some more casting news for the Marcus Nispel Conan the Barbarian film (Stephen Lang is rumoured to be the big bad, Khalar Singh) and this time it is for the leading lady.

G.I. Joe’s Scarlett and Star Trek’s Green Orion lady, Rachel Nichols, is up for the role of Tamara. The casting notes for the character say:

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…

Jason Momoa from Stargate Atlantis is down to play Conan and it sounds as if Tamara is lined up to be his equal in the fighting stakes.

Any Conan news is good news in my book and I’m glad that things are continuously moving forward with this one. I also like the fact they are not going for big names…that’s probably not the right way of putting it as Lang is huge now since Avatar. I mean better that they are not A-List faces so makes it easier to buy into them as the character rather than going “Oh that’s so and so, they were great in whatchamacallit.”

Are you excited about the Conan film? Is Nichols the right choice for the leading lady? What Conan tales do you want to see in the film?

Source: Latino Review

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The Last Voyage of Demeter – An update on the film about the ship from Dracula

Posted by LiveFor on February 3, 2010

Way back in May last year I mentioned that Marcus Nispel could possibly be directing a film called The Last Voyage of Demeter. This is the tale about what happened on the ship that Dracula sailed on to get to England in Bram Stoker’s classic novel. This is such a great idea for a film. I love it when they take secondary characters or situations and spill them out into a new movie. Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Dead is a great example for this kind of thing.

IMDB is still saying Nispel is attached, but he will be busy directing the new Conan the Barbarian movie starring Jason Momoa so not sure if he will be changed.

However, the Demeter is still ready to sail and producers Mike Medavoy and Brad Fischer provided an update to FEARNet

Fischer: When I picked up the script, it just struck me as such a great idea. Because I’d always been a fan of the Stoker novel, and the Dracula mythology and lore. And that chapter, which – if you go back and look at the Stoker novel – is basically told through the captain’s diary, from when he was on the boat. The boat was chartered to go from Varna to London, and there were these boxes of earth that were being put on it, and one of these boxes of earth was Nosferatu himself; and he was feeding off of the crew members as the boat made its journey. The captain’s log – the way that it’s structured in the book – it actually starts off with someone who was a journalist, who is among this group of people when the boat crashes into the rocks at Whitby. And he finds this water-soaked log book. Just by reading these entries, which grow – starting off with descriptions of an “unsettled feeling among the crew that there’s a presence on the boat, someone who can’t be accounted for” – into varying increasing degrees of paranoia. Crew members go missing; no one had actually dramatized what happened on the ship. And Bragi Schut, who wrote Season of the Witch – this was actually his first script that he wrote, before Season of the Witch – he came up with this idea to tell the story of what unfolded. It’s told from the point of view of a guy who’s just desperate to get to London. And he just gets on the wrong boat basically.”

Medavoy: I’m really excited about it. The question is getting some converts out there together with me. I just find the idea of telling a classic story from the point of view of something that happened out of the logs, and all of it taking it place on a shop, visually really interesting. And character-wise it’s really interesting – the characters are on the boat, and the fact that you think all of them had died; and we don’t tell whether somebody did survive or not… That intrigues me.

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Conan the Barbarian – Who will play the Cimmerian? A Vampire or an Alien?

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

The new Conan the Barbarian film by Marcus Nispel is due to start filming in Bulgaria on 15th march. However, we still don’t know who will play Conan.

It looks as if the choice is down to three according to Deadline – Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Saga sequels New Moon and Eclipse), and Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex in the TV series Stargate: Atlantis) plus another unnamed but better established actor before deciding.

Lutz is in the pic below and Momoa the one above. Out of the two I feel Momoa has the better look for Conan – he has the build but he also has the slight otherworldliness about him that I always get when reading Conan. The whole Stranger in a Strange land type vibe.

As for who the other unnamed actor could be I just don’t know. Hugh Jackman, Vin Diesel, who else could it be?

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