Conan the Barbarian reboot director Marcus Nispel is the latest director hired to helm an adaptation of Hack/Slash, THR reports. Based on the comic book of the same name by Tim Seeley, Hack/Slash is a twist on the slasher sub-genre of horror movies and follows heroine Cassie Hack, a survivor of an attack by a sadistic murderer and decides to hunt down slashers of the Michael Myers (Halloween) and Jason (Friday the 13th) vein with the help of her brooding protector Vlad.
Hack/Slash has been in development since 2006, and has had a revolving door of directors, though the movie may have its most qualified director yet in Nispel. No stranger to the horror genre, Nispel directed the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th and also hacked and slashed through Norse invaders in 2007's Pathfinder. The German-born Nispel takes over a director's chair previously held for Swedish music video director Fredrik Bond and initial director Todd Lincoln (the upcoming The Apparition). more about Hack/Slash >> Posted 01.15.12 by Ryan
With 10 comic book movies headed to theaters in Summer 2011, Jon Favreau claimed the season would be a "bloodbath," saying: "There's not a weekend where there won't be teeth on the floor." Back in May, we asked you to predict which of those 10 would flatten the competition in our Summer Comic Smackdown. How did you do? And how did the Winner and Losers stack up?
Comic Book Movie Winners and Losers of Summer 2011 >> Posted 08.29.11 by reelz
With lavish sets, an exotic filming location, and a hunky lead star (Jason Momoa), Conan: the Barbarian was supposed to be a hit, the start of a whole new franchise based on Robert E. Howard's iconic barbarian. Instead, earning a meager $10 million its opening weekend on a $90 million budget, the movie is already in consideration for "biggest bomb of 2011."
Because of Conan's obvious failure to connect with audiences, many have begun to ask how those involved could have gotten it so wrong and whether they even realized they had created a "bomb" before the movie hit theaters. In fact, the question has been posed by so many that script doctor Sean Hood (who joined Conan to perform rewrites on the original script) took to the Q&A site Quora to offer a rather lengthy answer to the question: "What's it like to have your film flop at the box office?" what did Hood say about Conan flopping? >> Posted 08.24.11 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Help ||$20.5M ||$71.8M ||Relatively low-budget drama ($25M) turning heads as Oscar buzz keeps buzzing |
|Rise of the Planet of the Apes ||$16.3M ||$133.8M ||Easily the most cerebral summer blockbuster still strong after three weeks in release |
|Spy Kids ||$12M ||$12M ||Fourth Spy Kids movie modestly exceeds expectations |
|Conan the Barbarian ||$10M ||$10M ||$10 million opening on a $90 million budget puts Conan remake into "biggest bomb of 2011" running |
|The Smurfs ||$8M ||$117.7M ||In fourth week, blue '80s remnants will not go away. Sequel set for 2013. |
Posted 08.21.11 by reelz
Summer 2011 is filled with sequels, spin-offs, and reboots. That's right, as exciting as the season's blockbusters may seem, we're being inundated with one of the most unoriginal summers the movies have ever seen. Within that context, though, which movies rise above the "Yeah, we phoned this one in" benchmark? Find out with our patent-pending originality meter.
From 1 to 10, where do these releases register? >> Posted 08.19.11 by reelz
It's finally upon us: the last of this summer's epic string of comic book adaptations. Some exhaustion is understandable given that this has been perhaps the most action-filled summer of all time. In fact, if you've been to the movies regularly, action's been nearly impossible to avoid. Even so, here are five reasons to take one more testosterone-filled trip to the theater this summer.
5 Reasons: Conan the Barbarian >> Posted 08.18.11 by reelz
It's hard to compete against Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just ask Lou "the Hulk" Ferrigno or any of the other body builders that posed off against the "Austrian Oak" before he got into acting. Or, ask Sylvester Stallone and the other '80s action stars whose movies had to battle at the box office against the likes of The Terminator, Commando and Predator. Heck, you can even ask the politicians who ran against Arnold for the governorship of California just how difficult it can be to compete against Arnold.
It's no wonder then that Jason Momoa would rather not attempt to draw comparisons between his portrayal of Robert E. Howard's iconic barbarian in Conan: the Barbarian and Arnold's portrayal of the Cimmerian in the 1982 Conan the Barbarian. In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Momoa discussed what he loves about the character of Conan, what brings out his own "barbarian" side, and why it's okay for him to play a "different" Conan than the one Arnold played. what did Momoa say? >> Posted 08.12.11 by BrentJS
Next week, actress Rose McGowan will be appearing on the big screen as Marique, a beautiful and deadly witch in director Marcus Nispel's Conan: The Barbarian. However, not too long ago, McGowan was set to headline her own swords-and-sandals epic spinning out of the world of Conan as the title character in Robert Rodriguez's Red Sonja. Rodriguez has said in the past that the movie never happened because of rights and financing issues, but McGowan revealed in a recent interview in support of Conan: The Barbarian that "massive nerve damage" in her arm ultimately prevented her from playing the "She-Devil with a Sword." what did Rose say about Red Sonja >> Posted 08.11.11 by BrentJS
Director Marcus Nispel's upcoming Conan reboot, Conan: The Barbarian, has yet to reach theaters, but if star Jason Momoa has his way, there will be a sequel, since the Game of Thrones actor has already written one.
"I wrote [a sequel]," Momoa admitted during an interview with CraveOnline. "We're waiting to see if they'll accept it."
Of course, Momoa says a sequel depends on whether "people go out and watch [the first one]," but revealed that his sequel script will be "character-adapted" and will focus more on "the mythical creatures," something that the reboot wanted to have more of but couldn't. what will the sequel be about? >> Posted 08.07.11 by Ryan
If the amount of red band content is any guide, then director Marcus Nispel's upcoming Conan reboot, Conan: The Barbarian, is truly an R-rated affair.
Over the weekend, a UK red band trailer surfaced, a month after another red band trailer debuted in June. Lionsgate's latest red band offering is an extended clip from the beginning of the movie, focusing on a young Conan (Leo Howard) in his home village where his father (Ron Perlman) offers him and the other boys in the village a physical challenge to see if he is ready to fight amongst the other Cimmerian warriors. During the challenge, Conan is attacked but is more than ready to defend himself. The studio initially released the clip via Twitter, but with the link often failing, ComingSoon has grabbed their own copy. watch the clip >> Posted 07.20.11 by Ryan