Conan the Barbarian, previously titled Conan 3D, is an upcoming 3-D sword and sorcery film based on the character Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. It is a new adaptation, separate from the earlier 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger films. The film stars Jason Momoa in the lead role. It also features Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Bob Sapp and Rachel Nichols, with Marcus Nispel directing.
The film had spent seven years in development at Warner Bros. before the rights were shifted to Nu Image/Millennium Films in 2007, with a clause wishing for immediate start on production. Lionsgate and Sony Pictures entered negotiations for distribution, with the film seeing many directors, prominently Brett Ratner, before settling on Nispel in 2009 and has since brought together a cast and crew.
Filming began on March 15, 2010 and concluded on June 5, 2010. The film will be released on August 19, 2011.
It definitely differs from the classic 1984 Conan movie featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new Conan as some youtubers care to point out isn’t really a Barbarian but instead a “pretty boy made for Hollywood”.
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