In the past weeks, a couple photos of Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis) in action in the Marcus Nispel-directed Conan have leaked online.And today we bring you another new image of Conan in action. Hit the jump for the full production photo.
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Briefly: Well, this is more like it. I’m sure there will still be a flurry of comments that this photo of Jason Momoa in action as Conan the Barbarian looks too skinny. But I see this and just get a sense of power and fury — looks like a reasonable vision of Conan to me. It’s certainly the best thing I’ve seen from the production so far.
‘The production,’ of course, is the Marcus Nispel-directed Conan, starring Momoa, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard and Rachel Nichols. The image was either scanned or photographed from a Spanish magazine, which is why it looks a little odd.
Posted on Monday, June 21st, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
In May, some set photos from Marcus Nispel‘s new Conan the Barbarian movie leaked online, giving us our first look at Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis) in costume as the film’s title character. Now Nu Boyana Film Studios has released the fist official production photo. Hit the jump to see the full thing.
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Posted on Monday, May 10th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
I was happy about the news that Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis) had been cast as Conan in the new film by Marcus Nispel. He seems like he can act, and he’s got a look that will not only work for the part, but quickly differentiate this version from the Schwarzenegger original.
Now we’ve got a few pics of Momoa in costume and a handful of set images to give you an idea of what to expect from Conan. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, March 14th, 2010 by Devindra Hardawar
Our hopes of seeing Mickey Rourke as papa to Jason Momoa’s Conan were shattered when Rourke left the project for Tarsem’s War of the Gods — but now it appears that there’s another badass on the horizon for Marcus Nispel’s Conan remake. Vulture is reporting that Ron Perlman — of Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy fame — is in negotiations to play Conan’s father Corin.
Stephen Lang‘s reward for acing his portrayal of the villainous Colonel Quaritch in Avatar could be another showcase role as the colourful bad guy. There’s said to be a deal on the table right now that would see Lang taking the part of Khalar Singh in Marcus Nispel‘s Conan reboot.
Here’s how Singh was described in the casting breakdown for the movie:
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.
From here on out, the description became a little more spoiler-prone. If you aren’t averse to plot details, read on…
Recently we heard that Nu Image/Millennium and Lionsgate were looking at three actors as possible options to be the new Conan the Barbarian in the film to be directed by Marcus Nispel. There was Jason Momoa, from Stargate: Atlantis; Kellan Lutz from Twilight; and a third, then-unnamed actor who turned out to be Jared Padalecki. Now two sources are reporting that the choice has been made, and it is Momoa. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Hey, remember that new Conan movie? Marcus Nispel is directing, and it is meant to begin shooting in about two months. Funny, though…we haven’t heard anything about who’s playing Conan. Evidently the right actor isn’t so easy to find, which is why production is currently slated for March after being bumped twice, first from August ’09 to February of this year, then from February to March. There have been rumors about who might be the new Conan, but nothing yet confirmed.
But there’s light at the end of the tunnel, as producers reportedly have three names in mind. We know two of them. If you don’t recognize the faces above, the names are after the break. Read More »
Marcus Nispel‘s Conan begins shooting in Bulgaria in mid-February, and casting has already begun, as casting breakdowns have been posted at various casting agencies in NY/LA. /Film reader Daniel L send me over the entire breakdown, which you can read below. Want to know more about the characters in Nispel’s Conan? Check it, after the jump.