Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
We’ve all seen the photos of Jason Momoa as the new Conan the Barbarian. Many people have had a lot to say about how the actor looks as he steps into the shoes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who pretty much defined Conan in the popular imagination thanks to the 1982 film with which this new production shares a title.
Now here’s the first teaser trailer for the film, which shows Jason Momoa swinging a blade and uttering a line that, well, probably won’t quite earn a spot next to Arnie’s answer to the question ‘what is best in life?’ (“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.”) Watch it after the break.
Some of the photos we’ve seen o the production suggest that there’s a lot of wild character design going on, and as a few faces flash through the smoke in this teaser we see a moving taste of those personalities. (Friends? Enemies? No idea.) But the teaser is also just that, and while it shows a few glimpses of the new Conan in action — and gives us a line of dialogue in which he seems to be attempting to match TrailerVoice — this is just a tease. But we know that Millennium is high enough on Conan that they’re already developing a sequel, so they can’t really have anything to hide, right?
Yahoo has the teaser in HD.
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.