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11.09.2009

Time to start getting your hopes up. Dolph Lundgren is in talks with the CONAN producers (who also happen to be the EXPENDABLES producers) about a possible role in the upcoming film.

No, he’s clearly not going to be the barbarian himself (though time warp twenty years and he’s a shoe-in) and he can't really talk about what he is discussing.

"I've talked to the producers about doing something for 'Conan,'" actor Dolph Lundgren told MTV News while promoting his direct-to-DVD film "Command Performance," which he co-wrote, directed and starred in.

Asked what type of role he'd be looking for, Lundgren cautioned that casting is still going on and whether there is a role for him at all likely wouldn't be decided until 2010. "It's too early," he said, explaining that he didn't expect to know more until "probably next year."

So who could he be? There are relatively few options it would seem, and I’d say the best bets are either Khalar Singh, described as“commanding in size and manner, a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won,” or perhaps the part of Conan’s father. But knowing Lundgren, I’d have to go with the villain. More on this in…2010?

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Extra Tidbit: They're still trying to go with an unknown for Conan. Do people as big as Schwarzenegger even exist anymore?
Source: MTV

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12:35PM on 11/12/2009
I like Dolph a lot but I really wish they would just wait until Arnold is out of office and then have him do one, final epic Conan film and round the franchise off as a trilogy.
I like Dolph a lot but I really wish they would just wait until Arnold is out of office and then have him do one, final epic Conan film and round the franchise off as a trilogy.
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9:34AM on 11/11/2009

The new Conan movie

1. Stop the current production.

2. Get a Robert E. Howard expert in the same room with the scriptwriters. Have them read the books and instruct them that the Conan stories will serve as the building blocks for the movie, and nothing else.

3. Use this film as a chance to reinvent the pop cultural idea of Conan.

Look at Casino Royale. Batman Begins. Pirates of the Carribean. All of these films took dead characters, dead franchises, and dead genres and reinvigorated them by not playing it
1. Stop the current production.

2. Get a Robert E. Howard expert in the same room with the scriptwriters. Have them read the books and instruct them that the Conan stories will serve as the building blocks for the movie, and nothing else.

3. Use this film as a chance to reinvent the pop cultural idea of Conan.

Look at Casino Royale. Batman Begins. Pirates of the Carribean. All of these films took dead characters, dead franchises, and dead genres and reinvigorated them by not playing it safe. Even fans of Conan the Barbarian donít want a rehash of that. We are twenty years older now, and we need something more sophisticated. Bryan Singer learned that the hard way with Superman Returns. This can NOT be a nostalgia project.

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9:23AM on 11/10/2009

COOL

This sounds sweet! I'd love to see Dolph in this, and if this and the Expendables turns out being good it will jumpstart his career again.
This sounds sweet! I'd love to see Dolph in this, and if this and the Expendables turns out being good it will jumpstart his career again.
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6:32AM on 11/10/2009

Haakim....

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
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11:25PM on 11/09/2009
Dolph was He-man all those years ago, he could pull of Conans pop.
Dolph was He-man all those years ago, he could pull of Conans pop.
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10:20PM on 11/09/2009

any Dolph is good Dolph

he was so cool as that giant bearded mad preacher in that scifi film with...was it Keanu?
he was so cool as that giant bearded mad preacher in that scifi film with...was it Keanu?
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6:57PM on 11/09/2009

as for the tidbit

to be continued in... Cast This:Conan?
to be continued in... Cast This:Conan?
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5:36PM on 11/09/2009

That Big Guy Up There

Dolph is one of my heroes. Hearing about him in anything is always good news.

SHE BAAAAA!!!!!!! (that's "For me" in Russian)
Dolph is one of my heroes. Hearing about him in anything is always good news.

SHE BAAAAA!!!!!!! (that's "For me" in Russian)
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4:59PM on 11/09/2009
how about someone who can act?

just sayin'.
how about someone who can act?

just sayin'.
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3:17PM on 11/09/2009

Manu Bennett

He was in the Condemned and 30 Days of Night.
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(I like Dolph being cast in this.)
He was in the Condemned and 30 Days of Night.
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(I like Dolph being cast in this.)
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3:01PM on 11/09/2009

yes!...

he should play the Russian!
he should play the Russian!
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2:39PM on 11/09/2009
Roland Kickinger would be great as Conan. He even looks somewhat similar to Arnold.

And Dolph in this movie would be great.
Roland Kickinger would be great as Conan. He even looks somewhat similar to Arnold.

And Dolph in this movie would be great.
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2:06PM on 11/09/2009
"Do people as big as Schwarzenegger even exist anymore?" - Are you forgetting Roland Kickinger from this summer's Terminator movie? In fact IMDB has him listed as "Rumored" for Conan in the Conan movie.
"Do people as big as Schwarzenegger even exist anymore?" - Are you forgetting Roland Kickinger from this summer's Terminator movie? In fact IMDB has him listed as "Rumored" for Conan in the Conan movie.
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2:32PM on 11/09/2009
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HOLY SHIT! I vote TOO big.
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HOLY SHIT! I vote TOO big.
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