First Images from the Conan Movie Set

First Images from the <i>Conan</i> Movie Set

A few leaked pictures from the Bulgarian set of the Conan remake have just hit the net. Follow the jump to check them out...

Since Marcus Nispel’s new Conan film received the green light to begin production, many fans of the original Conan books, comics and films have been on the fence about supporting it. When actor Jason Momoa was announced as the man who would next portray the Cimmerian warrior on screen, fan approval seemed to spiral downward. The film did land a solid supporting cast, made up of Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan and Rachel Nichols; which has helped some fans hold their judgment until footage is released.

Today we have our first look at a Conan set from Bistriza, Bulgaria, courtesy of Though none of the cast members are showcased in the stills, it does give us a feel of the film's overall tone:

No official synopsis for the film has been released by Lionsgate Entertainment, but Conan is scheduled for release sometime in 2011.

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soperman - 5/8/2010, 12:36 PM
i still hate the jason mamoa choice, but nice set.

soperman - 5/8/2010, 12:38 PM
dammit i hate fistblocks, i had to edit my post :(
LEEE777 - 5/8/2010, 12:43 PM
soperman @ Stop saying "FIRST" then lol! : D

Damn couldn't give too [frick]s about this movie (and I'm a big fan).

Ruined before they even started filming picking STARGATE BOY for the role!

I'm sure he's a nice guy but hell i can't see him carrying a movie anyways, let a lot this one?!?

How long we been waiting for a CONAN movie, and we end up with this?

Anyway, all the power to him for landing the legendary role!!
Phinehas - 5/8/2010, 12:51 PM
That's not a set. That's life in Bulgaria in 2010!

I felt the same way about Routh in SR...
bsprecher - 5/8/2010, 12:58 PM
It's looking good. Still not sure about Momoa, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now. It's hard to compete with the Schwarz in his prime...
Phinehas - 5/8/2010, 1:00 PM
Brent Sprecher
Unfortunately for us in California, the Schwartz is strong with us. If I didn't think it'd be insulting, I'd say, "May the Schwartz be with you."

Hopefully, with the advent of The Expendables or the end of his term in November (that is to say, January), he'll return to what he knows best.
LEEE777 - 5/8/2010, 1:04 PM
Phinehas @ ROUTH'S a perfect SUPERMAN!!!


Go and VOTE in Features >>>>>>>>>>>

: P
Phinehas - 5/8/2010, 1:07 PM
LEEE777 (Re: Routh)
Only in your unclean dreams...
TheStranger - 5/8/2010, 1:19 PM
@LEEE777 yeah you pretty much wrapped it up, my exact thoughts as well =\
Montross - 5/8/2010, 1:32 PM
What's with all the hate for Stargate? I'm sure Momoa will do just fine.
thedon786 - 5/8/2010, 1:43 PM
we shall see
JoshWilding - 5/8/2010, 1:46 PM
Wow. Exciting stuff, lol! :P

Seriously though, I'm not a Conan fan but if these represent the tone and feel of the movie then I guess it'll be pretty drab and bland! I'm with LEE on this one! :)
shiftysharp - 5/8/2010, 1:54 PM
for me its got all the potential of an extended episode of xena or the adventures of hercules.
it reeks of staight to syfy!!
SHAZAM171 - 5/8/2010, 2:26 PM
I actually want to see another Road Warrior movie as well as Conan.
panther505 - 5/8/2010, 2:36 PM
My biggest problem with this movie as a HUGE Conan fan myself is simply the dditions to the back story. I don't see why they feel the need to add so much as a father and the other BS that I've read in the plot synopsis. I would be much more optomistic with this even with Mamoa if they were making any attempt to stick to the source. It worked pretty well in various spagetti westerns and others to not have a detailed background on a character, in fact some of the best stories of many genres don't even bother.
GUNSMITH - 5/8/2010, 2:41 PM

jazzman - 5/8/2010, 3:29 PM
@Shazam171 and GUNSMITH

Tom Hardy is casted as the lead in the new Mad Max 4.
LEEE777 - 5/8/2010, 4:00 PM
JOSH @ Sortis @ Heh heh cool! ; D


GUN @ Why would we want a reboot/remake of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK??

Ya never gonna beat the original or RUSSEL!
DDD - 5/8/2010, 4:12 PM
I'm not going to comment anymore
on this Conan blasphemy! I'm a Conan
fanatic and this is just WRONG!

This will be the last I say anything
on this Tripe! I am so very, very
Taranaich - 5/8/2010, 4:36 PM
"Since Marcus Nispel’s new Conan film received the green light to begin production, many fans of the original Conan books, comics and films have been on the fence about supporting it. When actor Jason Momoa was announced as the man who would next portray the Cimmerian warrior on screen, fan approval seemed to spiral downward."

It's unfair to blame Momoa for the downward spiral when the leaked script and casting sheet did so much damage for two months before Momoa was announced. Once it was clear the story was genuine, just about every Robert E. Howard fan on the web lost any faith whatsoever in the project. Momoa was just the straw that broke the camel's back, and got the casual fans who didn't know much about REH against the film.

If Momoa was in a film with a different director, crew and script, most Howard fans would be willing to sit on the fence: with Nispel at the helm and the guys from Sahara writing the story, there's no chance.
flames809 - 5/8/2010, 4:40 PM
it looks great and i like there going dark with this movie which is nice and will actually work for this movie
TheGambitFreak - 5/8/2010, 4:55 PM
GUYS!!!!!!! my son, born 11:34 p.m., 7 lbs, 11 ounces, blue eyes soft brownish black hair, blue eyes, white like his daddy ( me, hopefully ) healthy, and beautiful.
His name is Drake Alexander Hawkins born on May 7th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JoshWilding - 5/8/2010, 5:00 PM
gambitfreak: Awesome news mate! :)

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TheGambitFreak - 5/8/2010, 5:03 PM
Thanks! Hey I'm not so great with computers, do you guys know how to post pictures on a mac?
Ranger14 - 5/8/2010, 5:45 PM
Hard to compete with Arnold? Momoa is a way better actor than Arnold has ever been. I don't get all the hate for Momoa. I am staying optimistic about the movie until we see how Momoa looks. I read every Conan book as a youngster, but never did the comics. I am very cool with Momoa as long as he has beefed up a little. 15-20 lbs would be sufficient for me. Considering Patrice Louinet is cool with everything, that gives me a good deal of comfort. No one alive knows more about Howard's Conan than he does.
soperman - 5/8/2010, 5:48 PM
@LEE- NEVERRRRR i pride myself on being the last(i think) person that still does that :)
ThoroughbredSteele0 - 5/8/2010, 5:59 PM
gambitfreak congrats dude!
fanboiii - 5/8/2010, 6:28 PM
@gambitfreak yeah congrats! his name rocks.
PurpleHaze92 - 5/8/2010, 8:48 PM
Fuk Momoa
Kalabog - 5/8/2010, 9:02 PM
@ SirPrize
Yeah I remember Time Bandits. Love Terry Gillian movies.

I recent pic of Momoa may be an improvement but still without the muscles he still looks more like Tarzan to me than Conan.

One possible way to make me like this movie is maybe to have an Arnold Schwarzenneger cameo at the end. Remember the last two Conan films features an aged King Conan brooding before the credits. It would be cool if they retain the tradition-- still with arnie!
GUNSMITH - 5/8/2010, 9:03 PM
Gose - 5/9/2010, 3:08 AM
Arnold for KING CONAN .....
WillyTractor - 5/9/2010, 5:49 AM
i think arnold will be good again
Ranger14 - 5/9/2010, 8:55 AM
According to the source site, they have photos of Conan that they will be posting. Curious to see how they look. I see Conan more like the build of the Conan on that page...muscled and lithe, but not as bulky as Arnold. Howard described him as agile and panther-like, so that doesn't compute with big and bulky to me.

I have never understood the love fest for Arnold. He's a blah actor. The only thing he had going was his physique, which gave him a physical presence on screen. He still couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. That being said, I enjoyed Arnold for what he was. I never watched one of his movies expecting an Oscar-worthy performance, just some kick-ass action
Phinehas - 5/9/2010, 10:55 AM
And yet he was still better than Brandon Routh!
thwhtGuardian - 5/9/2010, 5:49 PM
This looks interesting, I'm hoping it turns out well.
sweetre15 - 5/10/2010, 2:01 AM
I'll give this a chance plus Arnold only said 5 lines in the whole trilogy anyway
MassExecutions1 - 5/10/2010, 7:13 AM
The first Conan movie wasn't awful, but it was a terrible representation of the source material. I second those that say Conan doesn't need an origin/back story. Conan goes out and wreaks havoc because that's what he does. He's an adventurer because HE'S AN ADVENTURER.

If you like Conan play the xbox game that came out a few years ago. The game play leaves something to be desired, but it does a good job of making you feel like your in one of the stories.
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