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Ron Perlman talks Conan the Barbarian, At the Mountains of Madness, and Hellboy 3

01.06.2011

While Ron Perlman's been doing the press rounds for SEASON OF THE WITCH in recent days, the burly "Sons of Anarchy" star took the time to let us in on some info regarding a few of his upcoming/potential projects: CONAN THE BARBARIAN, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, and HELLBOY 3.

While speaking to the Examiner, Perlman revealed a little about his role of 'Corin' in Marcus Nispel's CONAN relaunch:

"I play Conanís father. Thereís big-time sword action. But Iím only in the movie for 10 minutes. I canít tell everything, but the first sequence is huge. Itís epic. All I can tell you is that I work with the Conan whoís 11 years old. And thereís a jump cut to Conan the adult, and Iím no longer on the scene. I donít want to give away anything."

Blog io9, meanwhile, was able to get some additional information out of the actor regarding his potential role in Guillermo del Toro's long-awaited H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. As previously reported, his taking of the role (specifically written for him by Del Toro) is contingent on the scheduling between it and his FX series "Sons of Anarchy":

"The movie takes place in the North Pole, and so Iím on board as this sort of dog sled dude. I spend my entire life with these dogs. So Iím a rough guy, among all these scientists. Iím a contrast to the deeply intellectual world thatís being explored. I live outside all the time, I live in the elements. Iím a no-bullshit kind of guy in a world of guys who just live in their heads. So itís a beautiful role to play, given that backdrop. I kick some butt I hope we get a chance to do it."

Perlman then got into HELLBOY 3, talking about some of the ideas that would be tackled in the sequel - a sequel that at the moment is nothing more than talk:

"The only thing I can share with you is we have this demon who is a victim of this Oracle, which is not negotiable. Heís been summoned to the Earth for the destruction of mankind, and thatís non-negotiable. This whole notion that his nature, is the demon of destruction ó against the way heís been nurtured by his father, John Hurtís character, to be kind and in the service of mankind. Those things are going to be in play in the third one. Then of course you have Liz pregnant with twins at the end of the second film. So you donít know what those two offspring are going to be? Are they going to be more human? Are they going to be more demon? Are they going to be a combination of the two? And how is that going to play out, in terms of Hellboyís destiny. Which I say again is non-negotiable. So thatís the backdrop for the third film. And everything will be resolved, all these open-ended questions will finally be resolved. I donít know how, he didnít give me those details. But thatís the backdrop for it."
Extra Tidbit: Del Toro's first feature CRONOS (with an appearance from SeŮor Perlman) has got itself a pretty nice Criterion now (it's also on Netflix Instant). Be sure to check it out!
Source: /Film

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12:17AM on 01/07/2011

1st remember Perlman in "City of Lost Children."

I think Perlman is a total work-a-holic. He has been in a lot of good stuff & my god he has been in some of the worst stuff too. I really think he just likes to work. I can't imagine "Hellboy 3" not happening. Although it didn't do great Box Office here it did pretty damn well on DVD & overseas. So it will happen I just hope in a decent time frame. Especially if John Hurt's going to be in this film (you know for flashbacks) he isn't a spring chicken at all. Last time I saw him he looked
I think Perlman is a total work-a-holic. He has been in a lot of good stuff & my god he has been in some of the worst stuff too. I really think he just likes to work. I can't imagine "Hellboy 3" not happening. Although it didn't do great Box Office here it did pretty damn well on DVD & overseas. So it will happen I just hope in a decent time frame. Especially if John Hurt's going to be in this film (you know for flashbacks) he isn't a spring chicken at all. Last time I saw him he looked hammered. Just IMDB'd him & I thought was older than 70.
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7:29PM on 01/06/2011
love this dude
love this dude
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1:13PM on 01/06/2011
Bring on Hellboy 3!
Bring on Hellboy 3!
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8:51AM on 01/06/2011
Just finished Mountains of Madness. Good, creepy read, but MAN, fanboy hype blew it way out of proportion. I hope the film sticks to the 1930's setting and the dialogue is believable and down to earth. Not typical, corny action-flick lines.
Just finished Mountains of Madness. Good, creepy read, but MAN, fanboy hype blew it way out of proportion. I hope the film sticks to the 1930's setting and the dialogue is believable and down to earth. Not typical, corny action-flick lines.
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7:47AM on 01/06/2011
I've been a fan since Ron's appearance in the 1981 Prehistoric film "Quest For Fire"
The new "Conan" should be another cool Marvel based film,adding to the superhero hype for the Summer.
I've been a fan since Ron's appearance in the 1981 Prehistoric film "Quest For Fire"
The new "Conan" should be another cool Marvel based film,adding to the superhero hype for the Summer.
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7:07AM on 01/06/2011

**NORTH** POLE?????

No no no no no no...

Please god, tell me that he's just confused and that GDT didn't actually move the fucking location from the SOUTH Pole.

There's no FUCKING MOUNTAINS at the North Pole!!
No no no no no no...

Please god, tell me that he's just confused and that GDT didn't actually move the fucking location from the SOUTH Pole.

There's no FUCKING MOUNTAINS at the North Pole!!
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12:45PM on 01/06/2011
I'm curious what 'tards are giving me thumbs down. Sometimes I don't understand you people.

You LIKE the idea of this book being adapted incorrectly for the movie?

Whatever.
I'm curious what 'tards are giving me thumbs down. Sometimes I don't understand you people.

You LIKE the idea of this book being adapted incorrectly for the movie?

Whatever.
1:28PM on 01/06/2011
Hey. Calm down. Maybe he mistakenly said north pole when he meant south pole.
Hey. Calm down. Maybe he mistakenly said north pole when he meant south pole.
5:07PM on 01/06/2011
Please God...no no no no no no!! Don't let me go cookoo for cocoa puffs every time an actor utters a mistake!

TOO LATE!
Please God...no no no no no no!! Don't let me go cookoo for cocoa puffs every time an actor utters a mistake!

TOO LATE!
11:54PM on 01/06/2011
I saw that earlier and did a double take. I really hope it was just a typo.
I saw that earlier and did a double take. I really hope it was just a typo.
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6:37AM on 01/06/2011
I think he's referring to Hellboy's destiny to destroy the world. Perlman's always been good with del Toro and I'd hope he doesn't play Whiny Hollywood Guy if/when Hellboy 3 does happen... and goddamn I really hope it does.
I think he's referring to Hellboy's destiny to destroy the world. Perlman's always been good with del Toro and I'd hope he doesn't play Whiny Hollywood Guy if/when Hellboy 3 does happen... and goddamn I really hope it does.
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5:32AM on 01/06/2011
Sounds great. Looking forward to all three. I'm skeptical on Conan, but I'm open until I see a trailer and here some reviews that I trust.
Sounds great. Looking forward to all three. I'm skeptical on Conan, but I'm open until I see a trailer and here some reviews that I trust.
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5:31AM on 01/06/2011
Sounds great. Looking forward to all three. I'm skeptical on Conan, but I'm open until I see a trailer and here some reviews that I trust.
Sounds great. Looking forward to all three. I'm skeptical on Conan, but I'm open until I see a trailer and here some reviews that I trust.
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5:04AM on 01/06/2011

Eh?

When he says some things are "non-negotiable" does he mean some things are negotiable such as his total screen time, salary, M&Ms in his trailer, etc.?
When he says some things are "non-negotiable" does he mean some things are negotiable such as his total screen time, salary, M&Ms in his trailer, etc.?
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7:10AM on 01/06/2011
I took it to mean that, at the end of the day, Hellboy MUST destroy mankind. Leads me to believe that this movie will be the last, with Hellboy vs. the world.
I took it to mean that, at the end of the day, Hellboy MUST destroy mankind. Leads me to believe that this movie will be the last, with Hellboy vs. the world.
9:14AM on 01/06/2011
That's what I took it to mean. Either somebody has to destroy Hellboy, or he'll destroy the entire earth and bring on a demon apocalypse.
That's what I took it to mean. Either somebody has to destroy Hellboy, or he'll destroy the entire earth and bring on a demon apocalypse.
2:23PM on 01/06/2011
"Leads me to believe that this movie will be the last..."

Well that and the whole "And everything will be resolved, all these open-ended questions will finally be resolved." quote gave me that vibe too.
"Leads me to believe that this movie will be the last..."

Well that and the whole "And everything will be resolved, all these open-ended questions will finally be resolved." quote gave me that vibe too.
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