Production on director Marcus Nispel's as-yet-untitled Conan reboot is set to begin in only a few days in Bulgaria and, while the lead actors have all been hired, there are still a number of supporting roles yet to be filled. Now, one supporting role that can be crossed off the list is that of Conan's father, Corin, rumored to have been initially offered to Mickey Rourke.
According to New York magazine's Vulture blog, the role of Corin has gone to Ron Perlman, most famous for his portrayal of the title character in director Guillermo del Toro's two Hellboy movie adaptations. The official cast description for the role, as posted on Moviehole, reads:
[ CORIN ] He's in his 30s to 40s, Caucasian, powerfully built, intelligent, graceful, master swordsman, skilled blacksmith, de facto leader of Cimmerians and Conan's father. He resolves to answer the terrible request of his dying wife and cuts Conan out of her so she can see him. He then shoulders the burden of raising Conan, which proves to be daunting given the boy's savage nature. Corin teaches his son the meaning of the sword: a hot blade must be cooled and tempered. When Khalar finally corners him and tortures him to death, he shows no regret nor pain, hiding his concern for his son's safety from the eyes of the enemy. SUPPORTING
Jason Momoa will lead the cast of Conan as the Cimmerian barbarian created by fantasy author Robert E. Howard. The cast includes Leo Howard as young Conan, Rachel Nichols as Conan's love interest, Tamara, and Bob "The Beast" Sapp and Stephen Lang as the movie's antagonists, Ukafa and Khalar Singh, respectively. Posted 03.13.10 by BrentJS