Gritty New Conan The Barbarian Reboot Photos

By Sean O'Connell 2011-07-04 08:47:48discussion comments
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No matter the language, Jason Momoa looks like a complete badass in Marcus Nispelís Conan the Barbarian reboot/prequel/3D adventure. A 37-photo gallery has been posted on the French Web site, giving us all sorts of shots of the legendary warrior on his personal vendetta through Hyboria. Weíve posted a few of our favorites below.

Couple these gritty images with the gory red-band trailer that was released a little while back, and Conan looks like it could be a gutsy guilty pleasure for sword-and-sorcery fanatics. Not that we would expect much else from Nispel, who has resuscitated two classic horror franchises in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th. I also admire his casting for Conan. Outside of the Hawaiian-born Momoa, who just played Khal Drogo on HBOís Game of Thrones, Nispel also has cast Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan and the great Ron Perlman as Corin, a leader of the Cimmerians who happens to be Conan's father.

If only Conan wasnít coming out in 3D, we could be a little more excited by it. The enhanced technology hasnít really helped any film this summer. Even Michael Bayís third Transformers, which was supposed to have been filmed using 3D cameras to take advantage of the latest breakthroughs in the overrated technology, looked fairly pedestrian. Maybe thatís because some of the background footage was recycled from Bayís 2005 thriller, The Island.

As for Nispelís Conan, it will be in theaters starting on Aug. 19.
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