First ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Trailer Is A True Tease

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:42 pm,

conan jason momoa First Conan the Barbarian Trailer Is A True Tease

Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake director Marcus Nispel will be at the helm of another gory franchise reboot this summer, with the highly-anticipated Conan the Barbarian. The film stars Jason Momoa as the titular, muscle-bound warrior, following in the footsteps of The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

An official trailer for the Conan reboot has been unveiled, but be warned, it’s a true teaser that offers only brief glimpses of actual film footage – and a few choice words by Momoa’s vicious Barbarian.

Here’s the lowdown on Conan the Barbarian, in terms of plot:

To avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his Cimmerian village, Conan goes on a quest to find and kill the sadistic warlord responsible. However, this warlord, Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang), is on his own quest to find an elusive young woman, Tamara (Rachel Nichols), the key to an enigmatic ritual of resurrection. When Conan abducts Tamara and uses her as bait, he is pursued by armies, besieged by monsters and led to a site of primeval magic and human sacrifice.

Check out the Conan the Barbarian teaser trailer (via Yahoo! Movies) below:

The production design of Nispel’s Conan reboot looks effectively savage so far, and what little is shown in the teaser trailer does harken to the brutal style and atmosphere of the original comics. An impressive Conan the Barbarian motion poster that paid homage to the work of acclaimed illustrator Frank Frazetta was unveiled recently, which further suggests that this new film is indeed modeled primarily on the graphic novel incarnation of the character.

Nispel doesn’t exactly have a great track record as a director (bloody, yes, but not solid overall), and it’s difficult to go on too much about the new Conan movie without seeing more footage of Momoa and company in action. What little has been shown at this point should be enough to keep fans interested – though readers should feel free to contest (or echo) that sentiment in the comments section below.

Conan the Barbarian attacks theaters this summer on August 19th.

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  1. About Yahoo clip: it doesnt work with IPAD, this probarbly doesnt really mean a thing for SR but it kind of destroys a bit of my pleasure that i have to dig the clips up other ways.

    Hope this ‘issue’ will be solved in the future, no threats, no grunting, just hoping

    (yeah i know, somebody should really boot Steve Jobs hard…)

    • Wow, I’d think that Yahoo wouldn’t be incompatible like that. Strange.

      Vic

      • Yup, its Flash, you know the iPad deal, no Flash allowed :/

  2. @ nicolu, I think that they are giving Conan a origin story because they think it will be a good way to draw in young new Conan fans and give them a way to connect with Conan. Dumb, I know. But, the good thing (IMO) is that,if this first movie is a hit at the box office, it will spawn more movies that are faithful to REH. I read that the 2nd script is already moving forward and it is based off of a REH story. As far as Momoa is concerned, I think he looks good in the pics I have seen so far. Yes there are things that I would fix like, giving him black hair and putting 15 to 20 more pounds on him, but one thing we need to remember is that Momoa is playing a 19 to 21 year old Conan. Momoa’s build looks impressive as a man of that age to me. I know you said that if they were going to go with an ethnic actor they should have gone with “The Rock” as Conan but I disagree. The Rock has had his hands in so many movies along with his days as a WWE super star that the viewers of this movie would not look at him as Conan, they would look at him as the “Walking Tall” guy, the football player guy, the bad ass man hunter guy, the “Tooth fairy” guy, or the “Scorpion King” guy. I also think the viewers would have a hard time connecting with him because of this. I think a fresh new face as are favorite barbarian is a good idea, as it was a good thing for Arnold (not that I think he played a good conan but people did not know of him that well). To me it dose not matter who they got to play the lead role because there would still be people that would not be happy with who ever they got. For me I would have loved to see a young, bigger version of Sonny Landham as Conan but, that’s not going to happen. All in all I think this movie is going to be bloody fun. Will it be REH, no but bloody fun indeed.

  3. *rolls eyes* this better not be another scorpion king flick…and the actor dosent feel like Conan to me