First Pictures from the Set of Marcus Nispel's Conan Reboot
05.10.10 by BJSprecher
Production on Paradox Entertainment's as-yet-untitled Conan reboot is currently underway and the Russian website OperationKino has managed to snag the first images from the Bulgarian set. Described as "spy pictures," the unofficial images presumably show young Conan's (played by Leo Howard) village before it was destroyed by the evil Khalar Singh (Stephen Lang), an act that propels adult Conan (Jason Momoa) on a quest for bloody vengeance.
Based on the classic character created by Robert E. Howard, Conan is directed by Marcus Nispel, no stranger to the genre having directed the Vikings vs. Native Americans action movie Pathfinder (2007). The Conan screenplay went through several drafts and re-writes before production began, with Joshua Oppenheimer, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Andrew Lobel, and Sean Hood all making contributions. The cast includes Rachel Nichols as Conan's love interest, Tamara; Ron Perlman as Conan's father, Corin; and Bob "The Beast" Sapp as Khalar Singh's henchman, Ukafa. The movie is scheduled for a 2011 release.