Marcus Nispel to Direct ‘Hack/Slash’

The big-screen directorial career of Marcus Nispel has so far been rooted largely in remakes and reimaginings: he’s made The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th and Conan the Barbarian. But not the original versions of any of those three stories. He also made the viking film Pathfinder, a loose remake of a Norwegian movie from 1987.

Now he’s the latest guy to step aboard the Hack/Slash adaptation train, which has been crawling slowly through the Hollywood landscape since 2008. Read More »

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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 »

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 »

A whole boatload of posters has arrived on internet shores in the past few days, so lets start with today’s big one: the uncensored, definitely not safe for work version of the one-sheet for David Fincher‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This one is pretty much internet link-bait and not much more, because it will likely never go up in any US movie theater. And, truth be told, while I admire the boldness of the poster, I like the slightly censored versions much more. Decide for yourself after the break, where we’ll also present Conan the Barbarian character posters and one-sheets for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and the reissue of Rainer Werner Fassbinder‘s World on a Wire.

Update: Just as this went live, a new one-sheet for The Three Musketeers arrived via Yahoo. That’s been added to the gallery below. Read More »

Marcus Nispel to Direct ‘Backmask’

Is the director of Friday the 13th and Conan the Barbarian making a movie about kids who unleash Satan through a metal record? It sounds that way. Marcus Nispel is set to direct a movie called Backmask that “involves paranoia, possession and the paranormal.” Read More »

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So…there are proto-Klingons in Conan the Barbarian?

We’ve seen some on-set shots of the new Conan as it was shooting under the direction of Marcus Nispel, and there have been some promo shots featuring Jason Momoa as Conan, and that teaser trailer that refused to show very much at all. Now here’s your first look at Avatar‘s Stephen Lang in full costume and makeup as Conan villain Khalar Zym. 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 »

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