Sunday, September 09, 2007

Conan: Red Nails

I think somehow I missed actually mentioning this story before; but that shall be rectified right now. While we all know that Warner's is working hard to try to get a new live action Conan film (without the govenator) off the ground, there has been been some interesting developments on another front of the Cimmerian barbarian, those being work on the upcoming Conan: Red Nails animated feature.

Red Nails is another hearty adventure following Conan as he stumbles across a long lost city in the desert. Once there he finds political plotting, vengeful feuding courtiers, evil sorcery, beautiful scantily clad, yet demur warrior women, and a load of complex and interesting characters or creatures to bed, or kill. Basically its everything you love about any Conan story, and is considered by many to be one of Howard's best. Now this tale is coming to dvd sometime... soon.

Hard to say exactly whats happening with the film as its been in development for a very long time, and was even rumored to be scrapped after some legal disputes with Dark Horse and the Howard estate, but recently the official website for the film has gone online, and the excellent Ron Perlman (who we all know and love as Hellboy) has been announced as the man voicing the barbarian. So i think its safe to say that this film will at some point, probably very soon, see the light of day.

I know I'm a fan of the material, and Conan in general, but since you might not be as familiar with it, why not go over and browse around the official website, and check out these great pieces of art for the film. I think this will be a really fun, and cool film. Still a few things to see, like what the rating is and how far they can really push it, but I am very interested and I hope you are too. Maybe we'll get a trailer soon. I for one hope so... Until then check out these pics.

1 comment:

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