Here’s the latest trailer for Conan the Barbarian, in which Jason Momoa, under the direction of Marcus Nispel, seeks to reanimate the cinematic vitality of Robert E. Howard‘s signature character. Arnold Schwarzenegger created the version many know and love, and he leaves some big shoes to fill. Previous trailers and pics have left us doubtful that it is really going to work. (But also hopeful for a positive outcome.) Now take a gander at the latest trailer, from the UK, in which a young Conan picks up a sword on his way to becoming 20-something Conan. See if this does the trick. Read More »

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That Walter Hill project formerly known as Headshot still doesn’t have a title, but its cast is filling up quickly. Yesterday, we reported that Fairly Legal‘s Sarah Shahi had signed on to play Sylvester Stallone‘s daughter, and today there’s news that Jason Momoa has been added as the villainous Keegan. Momoa was most recently seen in Game of Thrones as Khal Drogo, and will next appear in Conan the Barbarian, opening August 19.

Adapted from Matz and Colin Wilson‘s graphic novel Bullet to the Head, the film follows a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and an NYPD detective who come together after their respective partners are murdered in order to launch “a high-stakes investigation that leads from the dingy back alleys of New Orleans all the way to the power corridors of Washington, D.C.” Production on the project is scheduled to begin this month in Louisiana. [Latino Review]

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Here’s what you need to know about the new red-band trailer for Conan the Barbarian: there is a shot in which Conan (Jason Momoa) knocks out a horse with a giant chain. There is also a lot of blood, a total absence of plot, a little bit of almost safe for work sex, and the worst piece of electro-tinged cock rock to hit a trailer in months.

Sound good? Then hit the jump to learn what a barbarian wants when he is thirsty. (Hint: it’s not what plants crave.) Read More »

‘Conan the Barbarian’ Trailer

The first teaser trailer for the new Conan the Barbarian was dreadfully uninspiring. Made up of smoke and spare glimpses of footage, it played like Lionsgate and Millennium were trying to hide something. Now the full trailer is out, and there’s definitely no hiding anything here. The movie looks more or less as you’d expect it to look, but there might be some fun adventure within. Check out the trailer after the break. Read More »

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. Read More »

Looks like Universal got the jump on everyone at the end of this past week by announcing a boatload of release dates. Others are falling in line to grab their own weekends, and so we’ve got new dates for Lionsgate’s 3D version of Conan, which now seems to be officially called Conan 3D, and Sony’s 21 Jump Street, the latter of which is being pushed back from a 2011 date and had previously been dated as a ‘Winter 2012′ film. Read More »

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We’ve seen a lot of photos from Conan, the Marcus Nispel-directed reboot of the film incarnation of Robert E. Howard‘s storied character. Many of the photos have been, well, not so well received. Which is why I was surprised to cast eyes on the new batch of images, which make the film look far more rich and, at the very least, visually interesting than what we’ve seen before. Read More »

Two New Photos From Conan

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At a certain point (that is, just about now) there won’t be much point to posting new photos from Conan. Until we get shots of the supporting cast like Stephen Lang, seems like we’ll just see a parade of images featuring Jason Momoa and a variety of grimaces. Not that I’d expect too much else, but it’s a question of diminishing returns.

So, until we get those photos of the supporting cast, here are two new shots of Momoa, from the film’s official Facebook page, via Bleeding Cool. I’m still curious about the film, but at this point I need to see a trailer to be sure the movie will feature more than Momoa roaming around a relatively empty  landscape, swinging his sword at the air. (Though wouldn’t that be kind of great? Like Garfield Minus Garfield, only with Conan instead of Jon Arbuckle.) Read More »

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