Stephen Lang Says Conan Reboot Is "True" to the Original Novels, Calls Jason Momoa a "Stud"
07.07.10 by BJSprecher
Director Marcus Nispel's Conan (working title) recently got a ringing endorsement from one of Hollywood's latest action movie heavies, Stephen Lang, which should help sway at least a few of the fanboys who were not very impressed with the recent promotional image released for the movie. In an interview at the Saturn Awards, at which Lang won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Colonel Miles Quaritch in Avatar, Lang called the Conan shoot in Bulgaria a "tremendous experience" and praised both the movie's script and title actor, Jason Momoa.
I've seen the previous Conan movies and, they were always a little bit too…I wasn't an aficionado of them, put it that way. But this one, when I read it, I just thought, 'Ooh, I can get behind this big time. It's very true to the Howard world, to the world that Robert E. Howard created, and hopefully it will be as well received as the originals with Arnold [ Schwarzenegger] were.
In the movie, Lang plays the evil warlord Khalar Singh, a role that Lang described as involving "a lot of stunts, a lot of action, a lot of makeup, a lot of fun." As Singh, Lang went toe-to-toe with Momoa as Conan, describing the young actor as "terrific."
He's a stud. He's really excellent. He worked hard. He threw himself into it. You know, he outweighs me by 35 pounds, and so it took all of my old man wiles and strength to beat the hell out of him.
For fans who want to see some serious action, Lang said that Conan will deliver.
It starts with an action sequence and then sort of goes for two hours with a break here and there.
Conan also stars Ron Perlman, Bob Sapp, Leo Howard, Rachel Nichols and Rose McGowan. It is scheduled for release in 2011.