Conan Reboot Cast Descriptions Leaked Online
10.27.09 by BrentJS
The casting characters list for director Marcus Nispel's (Pathfinder) live-action reboot of the Conan franchise has been leaked online at MovieHole.net, and it appears the producers are not necessarily looking for a "name" actor to fill the sweaty boots of the Cimmerian barbarian created by Robert E. Howard.
Below are the descriptions for the lead protagonists. The complete list also has cast descriptions for the lead antagonist, "Khalar Singh" (a warlord seeking the blood of a queen to "bring life to the demonic minions of Acheron"), "Young Conan," and multiple "Pict Savages." WARNING: The descriptions give quite a bit of information about the movie's plot, so if you don't like spoilers, read at your own risk!
[ CONAN ] He's in his 20s to early 30s, Caucasian, powerfully built, broad-shouldered, sun browned skin lined with scars. Piercing blue eyes and square-cut black mane, tall. He is a savage killer that has matured into the refinement his father tried to teach him when he was young. Conan is very smart, almost inhumanly strong, and very cunning. His entire life, from the moment of his birth, has been shaped by violence. Being the last of his tribe and having to watch his father die a cruel death, he is determined avenge his peoples slaughter by killing all those who led the attack on the Cimmerians, including the all-powerful Khalar Singh. He is prepared to die in order to accomplish his goal. What Conan did not expect, was to find a reason to live. LEAD
[ TAMARA ] She is 18 to 24 years old, Caucasian or Middle Eastern, open to all ethnicities; beautiful, studious, correct, a novitiate of a Greek influenced monastery. A master of martial arts, she has been trained to be the Queen's servant, bodyguard and best friend. She and many other female bodyguards to the queen have been in hiding most of their lives because of the curse of Acheron, which would take the queen's life to bring almost immortal power to its king. When Khalar Singh, a powerful warlord with ambitions to become the king of Acheron, storms the monastery and captures all of the novitiates, she is separated from Ilira, the one she must protect. With all of her strength and will, Tamara is determined to find and rescue her. She finds herself in league with Conan because of a mutual need to find Khalar Singh. She is not in the least intimidated by Conan's size or grim demeanor and their alliance eventually blossoms into something that surprises them both. LEAD
The as-yet-untitled Conan movie is expected to begin shooting in Bulgaria in February.