Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records
Producer L. Leigh Savidge adapting his documentary
Andrea Riseborough Signs Up For Bloodline
Joining John Leguizamo as another new cast regular
Selena Gomez Set For Bad Neighbours 2
Playing Chloe Grace Moretz's sorority rival
Stephen Rider Joins Daredevil Season 2
Playing District Attorney Blake Tower
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Jason Momoa Starring In Braven
He's a lumberjack but he might not be okay for long...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Pioneer (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Bullet To The Head (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Conan The Barbarian (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Avatar Special Edition (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Avatar (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Conan Trailer Arrives
'No man should live in chains...'

05 May 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Yahoo

submit to reddit

The teaser trailer for Marcus Nispel’s take on Robert E Howard’s cult barbarian favourite Conan the Barbarian was more like a fever dream dreamt up by a marketing executive after a night spent on acid. It was also severely underwhelming. Now, however, the full trailer has arrived and can be watched below.

With the few tweaks to the storyline, the new movie follows some of the roughly similar plot points to John Milius’ 1982 original – Conan the Cimmerian (Jason Momoa) sets out across the land of Hyboria to avenge his village’s destruction and his father’s death.

He’ll get help from the sexy Tamara (Rachel Nicols) and face trouble from the evil Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang, dipping back into the well of bad guys). It’s a fairly basic trailer – a little story, lots of shots of Momoa fighting and the odd creature or two (plus Rose McGowan as witchy woman Marique). We’re still not 100% sold, but it’s a definite improvement. It is, however, weird to watch Jason Momoa playing the central character after watching Game of Thrones…

Check out the trailer and let us know if you think it’s best in life.

Conan the Barbarian will see his enemies driven before him and hear the lamentation of the women (and everyone else if it doesn't turn out well) in 3D on August 26.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Water For Elephants Premiere Report
Witherspoon and R-Patz pack their trunks
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Needs more Mako
Momoa is a better Conan in Game Of Thrones than in Conan. More

Posted by Overmind at 14:15 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
He has Lee ryan from Blues nostrils! More

Posted by CHUFFSTER at 20:49 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
 Jason doesn't come across as the Barbarian type. The film does look interesting but it could be another Scorpian King! More

Posted by Ghidorah at 20:47 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Give it a chance
That trailer sold it for me, i am deffo gonna watch it but on 2D! More

Posted by azzman1984 at 19:35 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
s shit, and the bloke playing Conan has ridiculous eyebrows and cant act for toffee. It says it all when he's barely in the trailer.] More

Posted by Tosschops at 18:13 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Big Red Looks even less like Howard's Conan than Millius' version, which I still love regardless. This looks like fun but it doesn't feel anything like Conan. xactly. This could be "The Scorpions King Reloaded" if not for the title and some pretty girl shouting "Coooooonaannnn". This looks indeed worse than what I expected from the first (already underwhelming) teaser and some of the released images. But given who's sitting in the director's chair that's hardly surprising. t I seri More

Posted by Samurai_Zoso at 17:51 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
"No man should live in chains"? OK that statement has me more concerned than any of the overuse of 'CGI, permed hair, Islander vs Norther European, or X Box action' reasons (all of which are also concerning...). Its so not a Conan statement. He's all about agressive arrogance and wouldnt give a damn if others are in chains. "No man will put me and chains and live" is more in line with the REH character. It doesnt matter how blood soaked this movie is or the production values if Conan More

Posted by GoCommando at 15:05 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: They could'nt even make the trailer exciting.
I agree this looks boring.............................NOT! More

Posted by Aticus at 13:40 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New Conan Trailer Arrives
My only question is will Conan punch a camel? More

Posted by Timon at 09:39 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New Conan Trailer Arrives
L: PaulTree11 Sorry, this looks like a PG-13 attempt at a franchise cash-cow. Awful all around and will only get good reviews / comments from tweens who have no idea. If I'd wanted the Conan logo stamped on what looks like a mash-up of 300/Spartacus (tv show)/The Mummy/Conan the Destroyer and Pirates of the Carribean I'd be there with skulls on. But no. Sorry. I mean if cringing was what they wanted me to do, they succeeded. Basically, this is average, safe and predictable (as you can a More

Posted by CHUFFSTER at 09:00 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)