Conan Characters Revealed for the New Conan Movie

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Conan Characters Revealed for the New Conan Movie

Postby Strom » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:02 am

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By Clint Morris (Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 8:07 pm )

We got our frighteningly-dry hands on the casting breakdowns for uncle Avi's "Conan" reboot today. Thought you Gaspari Nutrition SizeOn guzzlers - and film fans - might like a gander. (Interesting to note that the producers aren't necessarily looking for a 'name' for the lead, either).
The Marcus Nispel-directed flick begins filming Feb 15 in Bulgaria.


[ CONAN ] He's in his 20s to early 30s, Caucasian, powerfully built, broad-shouldered, sun browned skin lined with scars. Piercing blue eyes and square-cut black mane, tall. He is a savage killer that has matured into the refinement his father tried to teach him when he was young. Conan is very smart, almost inhumanly strong, and very cunning. His entire life, from the moment of his birth, has been shaped by violence. Being the last of his tribe and having to watch his father die a cruel death, he is determined avenge his peoples slaughter by killing all those who led the attack on the Cimmerians, including the all-powerful Khalar Singh. He is prepared to die in order to accomplish his goal. What Conan did not expect, was to find a reason to live… LEAD

[ TAMARA ]She is 18 to 24 years old, Caucasian or Middle Eastern, open to all ethnicities; beautiful, studious, correct, a novitiate of a Greek influenced monastery. A master of martial arts, she has been trained to be the Queen's servant, bodyguard and best friend. She and many other female bodyguards to the queen have been in hiding most of their lives because of the curse of Acheron, which would take the queen's life to bring almost immortal power to its king. When Khalar Singh, a powerful warlord with ambitions to become the king of Acheron, storms the monastery and captures all of the novitiates, she is separated from Ilira, the one she must protect. With all of her strength and will, Tamara is determined to find and rescue her. She finds herself in league with Conan because of a mutual need to find Khalar Singh. She is not in the least intimidated by Conan's size or grim demeanor and their alliance eventually blossoms into something that surprises them both… LEAD

[ KHALAR SINGH ] He's in his 40s to 50s, Asian or Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Mongol, Turkish, or Persian, open to all ethnicities; commanding in size and manner, a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won. He is driven in his quest to find the Queen of Acheron and has been building an empire to do so. His goal is to find the Queen whose blood will bring life to the demonic minions of Acheron while making himself king of this hellish power. With this power, Khalar will protect his legacy against the onslaught of master sorcerer, Thoth-Amon so that his weak son, Fariq may rule after his death. While riding into a Cimmerian village to recruit his old comrade, Corin, his large collection of mercenaries slaughters them to the last soul when Corin refuses to join them. The village's only survivor was young Conan. When Khalar's search has finally narrowed to the likely discovery of the queen at a monastery of female monks, he also learns Conan is older and hungry for revenge… LEAD

[ 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

[ FARIQ ] He's in his 20s to early 30s, Asian or Middle Eastern, open to all ethnicities, slight of frame, piercing eyes, cruel, determined to prove to his father that he can rule the world when the time comes. But he has the mentality of a proto-goth rocker, so ruling the world will prove elusive. However, Fariq makes up for his lack of battle skills with his deft understanding of sorcery and evil determination to find the real queen of Acheron. SUPPORTING

[ ILIRA ] She is 18 to 20 years old, Caucasian or Middle Eastern, beautiful, fun-loving, a novitiate of a Greek influenced monastery. She has been hidden away in a monastery since birth since she is the designated queen of Acheron. When Khalar Singh captures her among all of the other novitiates and start the process of killing them to find out which is the real queen, Ilira maintains her courage under unbelievably cruel circumstances. SUPPORTING

[ UKAFA ] He's in his 30s-40, very dark-skinned African or African American, massively framed at six-foot-five, gold-toothed, hardened by a lifetime of war, a leader of Ku****e Tribemen from the savannahs of Kush. Ukafa is Khalar Singh's second in command, jealous that Singh's son, Fariq, will one day be warlord. He obeys his leader but plots the overthrow of his son. He is a mighty warrior and unbeatable in battle until he comes face to face with Conan. LEAD

[ REMO ] He's in his 30s, any ethnicity, thin, feral, misshapen, a mysterious warrior of dark magic who travels by shadow and surprises men with a quick death. He leads a band of tracking Shadow Scouts under Khalar Singh's employ. He can be immensely fast and devious, his soul as twisted as his body. SUPPORTING

[ FASSIR ] He's in his 50s, Middle Eastern, Asian, Caucasian, SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES, strict yet loving, learned and spiritual, an elder monk and leader of the monastery. He's charged with the care and education of the queen, Ilira. SUPPORTING

[ LUCIUS ] He's in his 30s, Caucasian, handsome, proud, haughty, lethal, a leader of a Legion of Aquilonian Mercenaries. While attacking Corin and Conan in close quarters, he is thrown into a fiery forge that disfigures him for life. His self-revulsion twists him to the point that years later he takes great pleasure in torturing prisoners. SUPPORTING

[ ONE-EYED THIEF (ONE-EYED PRISONER) ] Hes in his 20s to 30s, any ethnicity, wiry, a leader of thieves, who has had the bad luck to fall into Lucius grips and is being tortured by him. However, the tables are turned by Conan and this prisoner has his revenge. He later appears at Khor Khala City and offers aide to Conan as a way to pay his debt. SUPPORTING

[ ARTUS ] He's in his 30s, tan and swarthy, almost Gypsy-like, handsome, charming, even dashing in a gruff way, a Zamoran pirate and good friend to Conan. They have shared many adventures together and trust each other with their lives. Artus is a master of the high seas with a fast and powerful ship. He shows his mastery in strategy and hand-to-hand combat during a fierce sea battle. SUPPORTING

[ CHEREN ] He's in his 30s, any ethnicity, a blind archer with the mystical ability to strike down any enemy with his bow and arrow. He leads a large band of blind archers whose accuracy and cunning lends a powerful presence to Khalar's army of mercenaries. SUPORTING

[ PICT ] He's in his 30s, any ethnicity or dark-complexioned Caucasian ("pict" is Latin for "painted one") the fourth in the band of Pict Savages. He survives Conan's onslaught and beings Khalar Singh to where the Cimmerians camp. He is promised the heads of his enemies.

[ YOUNG CONAN ] Caucasian, tough and wiry, scary violent. At ten, he insists on joining the teenage boys entering their rites into becoming warriors. When four Picts cross his path and kill one of the boys, Conan unleashes a savagery that goes too far for a warrior. His father takes him aside and personally trains him. His father teaches him what makes a good sword but he has still much to learn what makes a good swordsman. When the Cimmerians are attacked by Khalar Singh and his mercenaries, Conan is the only survivor, the last of the Cimmerians. SUPPORTING

[ ISLENE ] She's in her 20s, Caucasian, beautiful, courageous, Amazonian built, pregnant with her son, Conan. She is stabbed through the belly by an Aesir Raider. Her dying request to her husband, Corin, is to take the baby from her womb before she dies so that she can see him…

[ YOUNG FARIQ ] He's ten years old, Asian or Middle Eastern, submit all ethnicities, Khalar Singh's son, a sociopath in the making, one who has no qualms killing a wounded man with his own sword.

[ MARAUDER ] He's in his 30s to 40s, Caucasian, massively built and brutal, a stone cold killer that takes relish in the killing of the pregnant Islene. His shield bears the emblem of Thoth-Amon. However, his arrogance is his downfall as she, in turn, kills him.

[ YOUNG ARTUS ] He's 15 to 16 years old, Caucasian, Cimmerian, a tall muscular kid embarking on the initiation rite to become a warrior. He mocks the smaller Conan much to his regret. While on the trail, he tries to convince Conan to flee after wandering off the path into a dark pass littered with corpses hanging from trees. Young Conan saves him from the Khalar's raid on Cimmeria. When given a chance to fight for his homeland, Artus flees to save himself.

[ THREE PICT SAVAGES ] In their late teens, early 20s, SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES, large, brutish, bearded, and wild. They are on a hunting party and come across some teenage Cimmerians heads to add to their collections. What they didn't count on was the savagery of young Conan.

[ NARRATOR ] A storyteller's voice of old, VOICEOVER ONLY


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Conan & friends? Didn't we see that with Destroyer? Uh-oh.
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Postby LucaCherstich » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:20 am

I do not know why but the details about the story we get from these characters do not feel very good...
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Postby David St-Michel » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:24 pm

O_O

Crom and his devils...
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Postby flatscan » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:12 pm

That looks...not good. At all. I mean, really, wtf? So no Venarium? And blind archers? Really??!! :evil:
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Postby Kev » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:44 pm

Is it just me or does the supposed plot (what little can be gleaned from these character descriptions anyway) sound more than a little bit like a mash-up of CtB and CtD: Conan's tribe/family killed by evil warlord; he vows revenge; he meets up with beautiful female warrior; there's a young female noble whose life is in danger; the evil warlord needs to sacrifice young female noble to raise hellish/otherworldly minion(s) to gain great power; throw in a giant Kush-ite warrior, servant to/jealous of evil warlord/warlord's son), etc. etc.

What's up with Artus/Young Artus? Are they the same person? The elder's Zamoran/Zamorian but the younger's Cimmerian? Huh?

And "bearded" Picts :shock: ? Has anyone else read of bearded picts in any Conan tale?

I have a very bad feeling about this....
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OMG

Postby EricKRod » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:51 pm

OMG!

Are you really going to start off my day with this? I haven't posted on here in so long, but this just takes the cake.

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Postby PrinceYyrkoon » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:54 pm

This sounds really, really bad. Really bad.

Perhaps Mongoose are best off out of it. This sort of thing can drag a company down. Horrible, horrible cliched characterisation. Doesnt look like any Hyborian Age Ive ever known.
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Postby Hervé » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:13 pm

After that, Conan The Destroyer will probably become a classic... :roll:
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Postby zozotroll » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:15 pm

And CPI is worried that the Goose was going to pull Conan down?
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Postby rabindranath72 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:18 pm

zozotroll wrote:And CPI is worried that the Goose was going to pull Conan down?
They want that honor for themselves :twisted: idiots
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Postby Vambelte » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:33 pm

Hell no! They better compensate the bad feeling we got whit a very good movie, but that is unlikely to happen...

Lets hope for the best...
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Postby zozotroll » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:41 pm

I didnt have much hope for a great movie to start with. Now I have lost that small amount.

I am hopeing for at least a not so great movie, as opposed to a peice of......
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Postby Deathdealer » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:13 pm

Said it before, and I'll say it again...

TO HELL WITH PARADOX/CPI!
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Postby Strom » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:55 pm

Deathdealer wrote:Said it before, and I'll say it again...

TO HELL WITH PARADOX/CPI!
I bet you go see the movie on the opening weekend. :wink: :D
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Postby ScottOden » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:59 pm

There is no facepalm large enough to handle my disgust at the moment. Blind archers? Gold-toothed Kushites? A dude named Remo? Cimmerians wiped out? The script-writers are probably glad-handing one another over the "great creativity" they believe they've gifted the world . . .

Dear god, someone paid them for this?

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Postby Rodericus » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:13 am

Ugh... This is depressing, who are the people in charge of these absurdities! How is it possible nobody even reads the original work of Howard? I refuse to believe it is so hard to come up with a serious script.

We'll probably have to watch a politically correct Cimmerian that knows kung-fu...
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Postby Nagisawa » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:01 am

Welp, that's... Not very shocking at all... Saddening, but expected.
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Postby zozotroll » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:37 am

An ice water enema may be expected, but still not very welcome.
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Postby kintire » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:30 am

To be fair, they may be operating under some restrictions. I know, for example, that the Age of Conan game has nothing from the movies because they have the rights to the books but not the movies: these guys may have the rights to the movies but not the books.

It may still be fun. A Sword and Sorcery movie whose main character happens to have an oddly familiar name...
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Postby David St-Michel » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:11 pm

Deathdealer wrote:Said it before, and I'll say it again...

TO HELL WITH PARADOX/CPI!
Like I stated in another thread. Give me the people who are threatening to harm my favorite game in a closed room, a battle axe, some platic bags and duck tape.

Oh, and about ten minutes. Tops.

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