Bleeding Cool recently received an email containing a bunch of new set photos from the upcoming reboot of Conan, which is being directed Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) and stars the likes of Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror), Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe), Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis) as the titular barbarian.
Although these new set photos don’t reveal too much about the look of the characters in this interpretation of the Conan legend (for those photos go HERE), we do get our first real detailed look at both the civilized and savage worlds that these barbarians will inhabit.
Now, according to Bleeding Cool one of these new set pics contains an image of Nichols in character as “Tamara,” while another photo contains a look at McGowan as Marique. I’ll let you do the guess work of trying to peg down which girl is which (have fun playing that “I spy” game!):
While eyeing the babes, be sure to take a good look at the grisly world of the barbarians as well:
As you can see, at least the aesthetic of the world that Conan inhabits seems to be on point; a good mix of ancient civilizations and savage lands. If the performances of the cast and the director’s ability to convey action are on the same level as the production design, then Conan may turn out to be a fairly successful reboot. I’m a particular fan of that bloody dungeon with all the skeletons hanging around. Proper savagery 😛 .
For of the set photos you’ll have to head over to Bleeding Cool. Conan is slated to hit theaters (3D and 2D) on August 19, 2011.
Source: Bleeding Cool