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Conan gets Ron Perlman and G.I. Joe's Breaker

03.15.2010
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Although Mickey Rourke won't be playing Conan's dad after all, another grizzled genre veteran will supply his cinematic seed to sire the infamous swordsman of Hyboria.

Ron Perlman will play Corin, the father of Conan in Marcus Nispel's relaunch of Robert E. Howard's classic pulp character. Perlman will presumably get more to do than William Smith in John Milius' 1982 original.

Also joining the cast is Said Taghmaoui (THREE KINGS, THE GOOD THIEF, "Lost") as a leader of thieves who is saved by Conan and later offers him aid. Taghmaoui joins his G.I. JOE co-star, the thermonuclear Rachel Nichols.

So far the big question mark (aside from the endlessly rewritten script) is the casting of Jason Momoa as the titular barbarian. But the rest of the cast, including AVATAR baddie Stephen Lang as "a ruler in search of a queen whose blood will bring life to the demonic minions of a long-lost god", is looking sharp. And hot:

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Extra Tidbit: Perlman is already familiar with the Cimmerian -- he voiced him in the 2007 console game and in the animated CONAN: RED NAILS.
Source: VultureHeat Vision

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11:06PM on 03/16/2010

hmmm

for some reason this movie just isnt sparking my interest, ill prob see it but the story seems to have epic potential but doesnt seem to be gainging momentum. idk might just be me
for some reason this movie just isnt sparking my interest, ill prob see it but the story seems to have epic potential but doesnt seem to be gainging momentum. idk might just be me
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8:03AM on 03/16/2010

not that he is a big actor

but I still can't believe how short lived Said Thagmaoui was on LOST. one of the most pointless roles ever. that being said...still no interest in Conan
but I still can't believe how short lived Said Thagmaoui was on LOST. one of the most pointless roles ever. that being said...still no interest in Conan
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7:57AM on 03/16/2010

Ron!

Ron Perlman is always good news. Mickey is great, but this casting works better for me.
Ron Perlman is always good news. Mickey is great, but this casting works better for me.
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6:09AM on 03/16/2010

Said Thagmaoui

is one of the main characters in "Hate" aka "la haine" which is my favourite movie of ALL TIME. Check it out today. Great actors, great director, great movie. (100% on rotten tomatoes)
is one of the main characters in "Hate" aka "la haine" which is my favourite movie of ALL TIME. Check it out today. Great actors, great director, great movie. (100% on rotten tomatoes)
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5:39AM on 03/16/2010
Everything dynamic and very positively!
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1:48AM on 03/16/2010

Hellboy and Lost's Caesar join, cast keeps getting more and more awesome...

... and yet Marcus Nispel is directing, which puts off any joy that this film would be anything great. Maybe I'll look like a fool a year from now and this film will be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I just don't quite see it. I'm surprised any studio would let Nispel touch a "sword & sandal" epic after Pathfinder.

Now, if Neil Marshall was directing, then Id probably cream over every new casting announcement.
... and yet Marcus Nispel is directing, which puts off any joy that this film would be anything great. Maybe I'll look like a fool a year from now and this film will be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I just don't quite see it. I'm surprised any studio would let Nispel touch a "sword & sandal" epic after Pathfinder.

Now, if Neil Marshall was directing, then Id probably cream over every new casting announcement.
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