New ‘Conan’ Set Photos Display the World of the Barbarians

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 18th, 2012 at 7:47 am,

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

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  1. Until I see some teaser trailer footage, it’s kind of hard to get the “feel” of the movie.

    So far, I am still very skeptical. I think the movie has been horrifically miscast and that could be a testament to the rest of the production.

    I think this looks like the Hercules TV series for the big screen.

    (But as a Conan fan, I really do want it to succeed.)

  2. feels Like Mortal Kombat to me

  3. from just the looks of it – i get a sense of a pulp looking type of movie that would reflect the pulp stories about conan.

  4. It would be something if this turns out like the expendables and becomes a huge hit out of nowhere

  5. I would not write it off as “hercules” so soon. Remember the Robert E. Howard Conan was NOT a bodybuilder. Schwarzennegger was horribly miscast in the original(though it was a decent movie).

  6. Yes, the first Conan movie is good in deed, I loved it as a kid and I think it still holds water today. I also, think we should not write it off as “Hercules” so soon. I think the script will do a good job as to create more Conan and REH fans. That way the second film can be more faith full to REH for us hard core fans and to show all the rest what they have been missing. I would love to see a clip soon….. please.

  7. I am willing to give Conan a shot, as long as they keep within the context of the original stories. The Arnie CTB let me down by not properly showing ‘The Thing In The Cave’ the story where Conan had to fight the thing that he took his sword from. Also, Thulsa doom was a King Kull villain. If you’re talking Kevin Sore-Bunn’s version of Hercules, I also would dread that kind of treatment. Conan is a ‘blood & guts’ story and I would NOT appreciate the film turning him into a muscle-bound ‘pussy’ who thinks life is precious, and that the women are allowed to kick mucho ass, much like raimi’s Hercules & Zena.