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Arnold apparently wants to make "Conan The Conqueror"

Apr 14, 2018
1,560
#54
Here's a free sequel treatment:

Conan's been king for 40 years. Rules the lands fairly but his dipshit sons kick him off the throne and have him assassinated or something. But he survives and lives in exile. Then Michael B Jordan comes and tries to kill him then trains under him and kills his sons and gets with his daughter. And Michael B Jordan is Thulsa Doom's son. The End. Then make Michael B Jordan spinoff movies.
 
Oct 29, 2017
627
#55
Conan needs a back to basics movie. Like what Dredd 2012 did, no exposition as to who Dredd was, or where he came from.

Just an ultra-violent dark fantasy action movie. Just call that shit 'CONAN'. No tag, no descriptor. Conan is a timeless character and everyone knows what they would be in for.
 
#56
The Momoa reboot was criminally underrated and was easily a far more accurate representation of Howard's character than the Arnold/Millius film. (It even had a Lovecraft nod)

Momoa was supposedly working on penning a sequel but nothing came of it unfortunately.
The villains were weak (very few could compare to James Earl Jones and those two definitely couldn't) but Momoa and the world were spot on. I'd love to see them bring in a better villain for Conan to battle and with his name out there as much as it is it would probably do quite well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
24,568
#57
The Momoa reboot was criminally underrated and was easily a far more accurate representation of Howard's character than the Arnold/Millius film. (It even had a Lovecraft nod)

Momoa was supposedly working on penning a sequel but nothing came of it unfortunately.
It might have adhered closer to the Conan stories by Howard, which I love, but the Arnold film for all its inaccuracies and loose take on the original material was a far superior film. Oliver Stone's script with Milius' bringing it to life and Poledoris' epic score driving the whole thing is not a trifecta that is easily topped.
 
Oct 28, 2017
5,966
#61
It might have adhered closer to the Conan stories by Howard, which I love, but the Arnold film for all its inaccuracies and loose take on the original material was a far superior film. Oliver Stone's script with Milius' bringing it to life and Poledoris' epic score driving the whole thing is not a trifecta that is easily topped.
I like the film and it has a fantastic soundtrack and some great set pieces but it also takes some egregious liberties with the character, such as making Conan a slave (and having him grovel like a bitch at one point) and the Cimmerion people being nothing more than fodder for Thulsa Doom's soldiers.

The 2011 film is certainly more flat in terms of direction and style but I personally prefer it because it's actually a true and proper take on the character. It feels like something out of a Marvel or Dark Horse Conan comic and I wish we had gotten a sequel.
 
Oct 28, 2017
5,966
#62
The villains were weak (very few could compare to James Earl Jones and those two definitely couldn't) but Momoa and the world were spot on. I'd love to see them bring in a better villain for Conan to battle and with his name out there as much as it is it would probably do quite well.
Agreed.

I would have loved a sequel given the solid foundation they laid with the first movie.
 
Oct 25, 2017
24,568
#63
I like the film and it has a fantastic soundtrack and some great set pieces but it also takes some egregious liberties with the character, such as making Conan a slave (and having him grovel like a bitch at one point) and the Cimmerion people being nothing more than fodder for Thulsa Doom's soldiers.

The 2011 film is certainly more flat in terms of direction and style but I personally prefer it because it's actually a true and proper take on the character. It feels like something out of a Marvel or Dark Horse Conan comic and I wish we had gotten a sequel.
As I said this stuff isn't really an issue for me as the movie is a far better piece of cinema in nearly every category. The only thing that the Mamoa movie does better is accuracy to the source material.
 
Oct 28, 2017
5,966
#67
As I said this stuff isn't really an issue for me as the movie is a far better piece of cinema in nearly every category. The only thing that the Mamoa movie does better is accuracy to the source material.
Understood.

I think it comes down to how much you love the source material.

The notion of Conan as a slave is antithetical to everything that character is in the Howard stories and comics; it's the equivalent of a Batman who murders.

It didn't ruin the film for me but it dampens my enthusiasm given how little Arnold's version resembles the character. They also opted to make him a bit of a meat-head, which is most assuredly not accurate given his brilliance as a military strategist. Conan is a very one-dimensional character in the Millius film; a combination of a script by somebody who didn't understand the character coupled with an actor who got the role solely because of his physical attributes.

Like Burton's Batman it is a product of it's time and a good film on its own merits but a poor representation of the mythology it purports to address. That's not intended as a slander either, just an observation and reasoning as to why I prefer the 2011 film.

Also, the soundtrack is God Tier. :)
 
Nov 20, 2017
1,497
#74
He's going to have trouble getting a studio to spend the sort of money he wants to do this. Arnie's star has faded over the years and young audiences have zero connection to the original Conan films. Unless, as was once rumoured, Dwayne Johnson agrees to co-star as a younger Conan or even Conan's son I don't see this going anywhere. .

Unless Netflix or some deep pocketed Chinese outfit comes along I think this is forever going to be a pipe dream.
 
Oct 27, 2017
792
#78
It's already been tried multiple times and it fell apart. The first was Conan Crown of Iron. Written by Millius and supposed to be directed by him as well the project fell apart. I've read that script and I think we dodged a bullet with that one. It was last called Legend of Conan and has went through multiple rewrites to address things like the budget, but it hasn't looked good.
 
Oct 26, 2017
882
#83
This reminds me, I'll have to (re-)watch the movies it's been ages (at least 15 years) since I saw them last and I barely anything.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
13,313
#85
nahh he is really too old,
Why don't they give someone else the chance
They did.

And they made an awful movie. Drogo Conan also forsake the use of the classic Poledouris themes. Garbage movie.
Did he actually knew the answer to the riddle of steel?
"It isn't until his father's sword is broken that Conan realizes the true answer to the riddle: all the power of both steel and flesh come from one's beliefs. Flesh grows weak. Steel becomes brittle. But the will is indomitable."
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,566
#89
Destroyer certainly sets it up:



A movie I very much enjoy even though it isn't very good.
That would be the best opening shot of an Old Conan movie. It's getting too hype in here!

Do it Arnold, do it now! Make it! Come on! What are you waiting for!?
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,881
#90
The only really good Conan movie is Barbarian because how amazing the atmosphere is in that movie. The music really carries the movie, but they take time with a lot of small details that really add a lot to the movie. Would anyone make a movie anymore where they spend 4 minutes on the Wheel of Pain (or whatever it is called), a training scene where they also teach Conan how to mate with women and then fight to the death coliseum style and some random action with a witch slut?

The other movies have a few great moments here and there, but they never capture the atmosphere created in the first movie, which obviously came from years of work and vision crafted into a single product.

If they do that again, which is not very common in most Hollywood movies these days, you can get a new Conan that would be similar to the new Mad Max movie.

If it is just a rushed adventure movie that spends all of its time on the special effects and costumes it will not end up being anything special.