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Topic: Conan!!!
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 17, 2010 11:52AM)
It's really happening! There are actual photos from the set! I don't care that the dude isn't as buff as Arnold. He's got the black hair and blue-grey eyes from the books!
Holy crap!
The first comic book I ever saw was Conan. He is my all time favorite character, ever, of all FRICKIN TIME!
I had an old Conan comic which promised that if you joined the Conan fanclub you would get updates from the set of "King Conan." Obviously, that movie never got off the ground. Rumors of another Conan movie have been flying around for years.
I had given up all hope, but now... PICTURES FROM THE SET!!! IT'S REAL! IT'S REALLY, REALLY REAL :)
I'm gonna' make some coffee now.


Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Sep 17, 2010 12:56PM)
Dear critter,

Make it a decaf.

- Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Sep 17, 2010 01:02PM)
Hope it's good...

He's got really big shoes to fill... ;)
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Sep 17, 2010 01:52PM)
That guy looks a lot like me.

Two arms, two legs, head on top.

Pretty much identical.

Message: Posted by: balducci (Sep 17, 2010 02:13PM)
Critter, get back to me when you have pictures of Conan co-star Rachel Nichols in a fur bikini. Rrrowrrr.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Sep 17, 2010 02:22PM)
On 2010-09-17 15:13, balducci wrote:
Critter, get back to me when you have pictures of Conan co-star Rachel Nichols in a fur bikini. Rrrowrrr.

Close enough for you?


From http://www.holytaco.com/2008/08/07/rachel-nichols

Yeah, I saw the first Conan set pics a while back. I think they've been in production for almost a year now, but I could be mistaken. It has been a while since I saw the first pics though.
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (Sep 17, 2010 03:06PM)
"Close enough for you?"

No objections.
Love the website name.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 17, 2010 04:42PM)
My brother hung out with other artist back in the 60s and beyond. One of his best friends had a baby and named it Conan Barbarian XXXX (I put X's because of the history this child had and don't want him finding the post by using the full name). When Conans mother was killed in a drunk driving accident (our friend was driving) his grandmother adopted him and changed the name but I always thought that was one bad ass name.
Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (Sep 17, 2010 07:57PM)
Dino De Laurentiis made some great films Conan was one of them. If I remember right he was involved with a Gordon Scott movie Goliath and the Vampires (after Tarzan) and I think if I remember right I read that he was also involved with Kirk Douglas when he starred in Ulysses.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 17, 2010 08:12PM)
[quote]On 2010-09-17 14:52, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
That guy looks a lot like me.

Two arms, two legs, head on top.

Pretty much identical.[/quote]
Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (Sep 17, 2010 10:56PM)
My two boys (now 18 and 22) were bottle-fed to Arnold as Conan during their 3am feedings (if I'm getting up at that hour we watch what I want to watch) and I don't think we're gonna be able to accept anyone else as the Big Guy.
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 20, 2010 12:06PM)
My son's middle name is Conan.
The first Conan with Arnold is awesome, but the sequel sucked. They made him stupid. Conan was never supposed to be stupid. He had brains and brawn.
His cleverness was as much a weapon as his muscles in the books.
In "The Destroyer" he couldn't even count.
I still think they could make "King Conan" with an old Arnold. Why not? He had a white beard in that final shot when the wizard talked about it. That would be cool.
At least the new guy looks kind of like he could pass for black Irish. In Howard's history of the Hyborian world the Cimmerians eventually became the Celts, so I had to work to reconcile the Germanic character in Arnold's movies with the Celtic type of character in the books. I think the Dark Horse comics series finally hit the nail right on the head in their visual interpretations. Especially in the stories of Conan's childhood in Cimmeria.