'Conan The Barbarian' Has A New Trailer (Video)
What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you... and to hear the lamentation of their women!"
It's hard to believe Arnold Schwarzenegger taught us such an important lesson nearly three decades ago in the guise of Robert E. Howard's great literary killing machine, Conan. Those who remember John Milius' original "Conan the Barbarian" recall that, like the current "Game of Thrones," it was pretty light on fantasy elements, more swords than sorcery.
While Milius took his spare visual cues from Akira Kurosawa and John Ford, director Marcus Nispel clearly had his eye on Stephen Sommers, Peter Jackson and Ray Harryhausen for his new version of "Conan the Barbarian." For example, in the 1981 film there was one giant snake courtesy of practical effects man extraordinaire Carlo Rambaldi, while the new one apparently features a whole HORDE of the scaly beasts brought to life through anonymous computer wizardry.
The reboot stars Jason Momoa, an appropriately Cro-Magnon looking Hawaiian with muscles-to-spare, as the badass from Cimmeria, "black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth." All that seems to be in order, as does a bodacious babe played by Rachel Nichols, an evil warlord played by "Avatar" baddie Stephen Lang, and Rose McGowan as some variety of spooky sorceress.
Feast your eyes on the new trailer, via Yahoo!, and prepare yourself to get sliced, diced, and gauged in 3-D on August 19th.
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