Recently some photos from the new Conan movie were leaked. Though not of the highest quality they give a little insight into what category this movie is likely to find itself in.
I call it the dumpster.
I had little hope for this movie, the budget isn't huge and their casting seemed questionable, to put it kindly. But I couldn't help but tell myself, "Hey... It's Conan. This movie could definitely be cool." I mean you don't need a ton of money to make a great Conan film, right? Conan shouldn't be some prissyed up movie with so many special effects that the actors spend most of their time in front of a green screen (I'm looking at you Episodes 1-3), it should be gritty and primal.
But enough of what this movie should of and could have been. Let's take a look at what it will be.
Sadly this is the best picture. It shows a guy suspended in a cage over what looks like some type of pit. Ritual sacrifice to some demon or god? Sounds like Conan to me! But shouldn't the guy be a woman and at least be scantly clad?
Men ride through woods wearing bad costumes. One of them looks like Friar Tuck. Sigh...
Man with chariot coach.
A first look at our would be Hero. Where to begin? Well let me start by saying that this is the guy who was cast as Khal Drogo for A Game of Thrones. He seems well suited for that role. This one? Not so much. Though I must admit I'm more confused with his outfit than anything else. What kind of armor is that? Why does he have mail on one armor only? Sigh....
Here is a closer shot. Once again we see the head scratching costume. Jason Momoa obviously bulked up for this role, but it is far from enough.
Again, what little hope I had for this movie is all but gone. I want it to be good, I pray that my instincts are wrong, but I seriously doubt it.
Time will tell.