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Last year's Conan The Barbarian remake was not only one of last year's biggest critical punching bags, but was a total flop at the box office as well. Though it was made for a modest $90 million, the film not only manged to pull in the low sum of $21 million domestically, but was an international disappointment too, pulling in only $48 million globally by the time in left theaters.
Lionsgate is bringing Conan the Barbarian to a whole slew of formats on November 22. Conan the Barbarian will be available on 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD, digital download and On Demand. Lionsgate is really pushing the 3D combo package (3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital copy), selling it for $39.99, which is only two dollars more than 2D Blu-Ray disc ($37.99).
Sean Hood has weathered other critical misfires like Halloween: Resurrection and Cube: Hypercube. This time, though, Hood took to the Internet to describe what it feels like to watch your movie tank, in a long and very thoughtful post. In some ways he's got some necessary distance from the process-- he argues, as many screenwriters on big films do, that
It goes without saying that Conan The Barbarian was a massive disappointment. In addition to getting absolutely dismal reviews, the Marcus Nispel-directed film opened at #4 last weekend and only took in a little over $10 million. Considering it had a $90 million budget, the movie will need to pull a miracle out of its ass internationally if it doesn't want to go down as one of the biggest flops of 2011.
Should you choose to see director Marcus Nispelís Conan the Barbarian remake this weekend, the biggest decision youíll face at the ticket counter isnít when to see it, but how to see it. Like nearly every major movie release, Conanís being presented in both 2D and 3D formats. Weíre here to help you decide between them.
A couple weeks ago I was invited to participate in a roundtable with the actress in which she talked about her work on the Marcus Nispel film. Check out the interview inside in which McGowan talks about scratching herself with her own claws, sitting in the makeup chair for hours on end, and leaving the set in Bulgaria to go visit the troops in Afghanistan.
What does Hollywood when do when it runs out of ideas and the summer movie season is drawing to a close? It remakes a movie from a couple of decades ago. Then it remakes another one. Then they throw in another installment of a kid's series. And finally they chuck a love story in there for the ladies. Boom. Weekend covered.
The 6í4Ē Hawaiian recently gave an interview where he enthusiastically explains that he has in fact written a sequel to Conan and as long as people go out to see this reboot, all the studio has to do is accept his script and they can get into pre-production. Momoa is looking to dig deeper into the mythical creatures aspect of Conanís realm
Director Marcus Nispel may not have the greatest titles listed on his filmography, but if there's one thing the man knows how to do it's how to spill blood all over the silver screen. From the remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Friday The 13th to Pathfinder, he has demonstrated often that he knows how to make his characters act in the most brutal fashion possible.
If you were worried that Marcus Nispelís remake of the 80s classic Conan the Barbarian wasnít going to live up to the sheer brutality of the original, take 30 seconds out of your day to watch this brand new teaser that premiered at the most brutal of brutal websites, Facebook.
After what director Marcus Nispel did to both the Friday The 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre remakes, I've had a hard time understanding why anybody is excited for his take on Conan The Barbarian. Sure, there's great potential for brutal, bloody violence, but the same can be said about his two prior remakes and how well did that turn out?
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 Fantasy.fr, giving us all sorts of shots of the legendary warrior on his personal vendetta through Hyboria.
If you think that once Transformers: Dark of the Moon comes out you'll be free and clear of aggressively violent and dumb summer movies, you probably ought to check out the new redband trailer for Conan the Barbarian. Oh, I'm sorry, make that Conan the Barbarian 3D
Having never really seen Jason Momoa act before, I was a little skeptical when they announced heíd be stepping into the role of the beloved Conan the Barbarian. He has the look, but there wasnít much else to go on. But now that heís graced the small screen as Khal Drogo in HBOís Game of Thrones itís pretty safe to say that Jason Momoa is one bad muther effer and that the role of Conan is safe in his hands.
Even though the film's writer Sean Hood promised online that the film is definitely rated R, nothing is certain until the MPAA weighs in; then again, looking at the new poster for the film that debuted yesterday at IGN, it's hard to imagine they're going for anything different