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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 Nispel’s Conan the Barbarian remake this weekend, the biggest decision you’ll face at the ticket counter isn’t when to see it, but how to see it. Like nearly every major movie release, Conan’s being presented in both 2D and 3D formats. We’re 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 6’4” 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 Conan’s 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 Nispel’s remake of the 80s classic Conan the Barbarian wasn’t 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 Nispel’s 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 he’d be stepping into the role of the beloved Conan the Barbarian. He has the look, but there wasn’t much else to go on. But now that he’s graced the small screen as Khal Drogo in HBO’s Game of Thrones it’s 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
If you saw the first trailer for the Conan the Barbarian remake, which debuted only a few hours ago on the internet, you probably wondered just exactly what kind of movie this was going to be. The original Conan was a hard-R film, full of brutal violence and plenty of nudity.
It's been a while since we last saw anything official from the Marcus Nispel-directed remake of Conan The Barbarian - nearly two months to be exact. It was back in early March that the first image of Stephen Lang in makeup as Khalar Zym and the teaser trailer showed up, but neither really gave us any sense of the movie. The first theatrical trailer is here to change that.
When he played the central villain in Avatar, Stephen Lang had a pretty cool look. His costume showed off his strong arm muscles, his haircut screamed "marine" and the scars on the side of his head suggested that he was both experienced and dangerous.
As a teaser it gives us glimpses at some of the characters in the film and a single line of classic barbarian wisdom delivered by Conan himself, now played by the appropriately bulky, deep-voiced Jason Momoa. There’s not a lot to see here, but it’s a good line. Still, I think I’d have gone with “to crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women”.
Empire Magazine debuted some pretty amazing new photos from the upcoming remake of Conan the Barbarian. The redo is directed by Marcus Nispel, with Jason Momoa taking on the role that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name. Somehow I doubt it’ll do the same for him...
When you really think about it, motion posters are really just flash ads that happen to make their way into the news section of movie websites. It's also kind of annoying that they start up automatically and usually play loud, blaring music or sound effects, neither of which are great when you are looking at them at work with your speakers turned up.
Afraid of alienating fans of the 1982 Arnold Schwarzenegger original, the upcoming Marcus Nispel film has been titled Conan since its inception. Whether the studio has since gotten over its fears or
In honor of Thanksgiving, here’s a clip-filled look at 15 of the best ever awkward dinner scenes. Try not to let them spoil your Thanksgiving, and when you’re done thanking God your little cousins aren’t hopped up on Mountain Dew
One of the most recognizable and easiest to imitate screams in Hollywood is that of the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwartzenegger. His trademark “NYEEEEEAAAH!” has been heard on screen and off for the last 30
I've been doing my best to stay mildly positive about Marcus Nispel's remake of Conan The Barbarian. It's hard to imagine anyone other than Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role