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Old 10-29-2012, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Schwarzenegger has signed on to star in a new Conan film that will serve as a sequel to the 1982 original, ditching the follow-up Conan the Destroyer and the recent reboot with Jason Momoa in the chronological canon.
Interesting turn of events: http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/arno...chwarzenegger/

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After the original seminal movie, all that came after looked silly to me. Robert E. Howard's mythology and some great philosophy from Nietzsche to Atilla the Hun was layered in the original film. People say, he didn't speak for the first 20 minutes of the film, but that was calculated in depicting this man who takes control of life with his own hand. This movie picks up Conan where Arnold is now in his life, and we will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story. I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn't touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan's Unforgiven.

I loved the choices they made in that film. You start with the wholesale slaughter and death of Conan's village at the hand of the warlord played by James Earl Jones, and you see young Conan chained to a wheel as he becomes stronger. Then he's a pit fighter, and later basically a stud bull before he meets the first kind person of his life, who lets him go. All of that horrific stuff happened for a reason, and then an act of kindness sends him on his journey. Will that level of violence be there? Absolutely, but only if it serves a character who lives by that barbarian law of the wild, who is capable of extreme violence and rage, but who has created his own code and operates from within it. By the end of that film, Conan became a certain character, and this film picks him up there, as he faces different challenges that include dealing with age.
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Re: Conan 2

Let's be honest here. The original Conan was a bit ridiculous in and of itself - and I loved it regardless. And that's coming from someone who owns every one of the Robert E Howard stories, the L Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter, Poul Anderson, Harry Turtledove, Eric Nylund, Robert Jordan and Karl Edward Wagner stories and novels. Then again, I loved Conan the Destroyer more, so go figure...

I'd love it if they took a tip from the book Conan of the Isles in particular. We;'ll see.....
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He's not going out and fighting battles, but he ends up getting drawn into something. And he has to access the barbarian he was in his youth. I love that Conan has been many things in his life, notably a pirate, a major tactician and a commander of men. In this movie, we're going to tap into some of those things - things you haven't seen on screen yet...

I want the warrior whose joints have started to fuse together, who has to crack the cartilage so he can pick up a sword again. I want the guy who's not necessarily lost a step, but there's some rust he has to shake off. I want to embrace that. It makes it a greater hero story.
Hope we're not in for a Rocky 6 here.
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"I'm excited [about it] because I've been hyping the idea to Universal Studios for quite some time. The important thing with the 'Conan' project is to make it into an A-movie that they treat it like a '300' or any of those great movies, rather than a B-movie where they hack a few heads off, a few limbs off and run around with a sword.

The audience and the fans are very sophisticated. They've seen all the 'Spider-Man' and 'Superman' and 'Iron Man' [movies] and the 'Expendables' as regular action movies. They've seen it all. So when they see a 'Conan' movie coming, they demand a spectacle. That's what we tried to do with 'Last Stand' -- to give them the car chases, cars going 200 mph, racing through cornfields, crazy stuff you haven't seen before. You have to give them great entertainment."
I'm not sure I exactly like the sound of that. I would prefer him compare it to Game of Thrones than those other movies he mentioned.
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