The first real theatrical trailer for August’s new Conan movie is out, and for fans of Robert E. Howard it’s looking pretty awesome. I know you love the Arnold Conan. I do too. The epic score, the humor, and Arnold himself all made it a great movie. But it wasn’t Conan. Much like 1998’s Godzilla, it was Conan in name only.
This new Conan movie is said to have a script that is much truer to the original Robert E. Howard stories, and from the look of this trailer; they may have gotten it right. If you’ve ever played Age of Conan, the environments in this trailer may look familiar, which is a good thing. Age of Conan (despite its problems) really nailed the Hyborian Age look. Aside from Conan having brown eyes instead of blue, everything in this trailer looks like it leaped off the pages of one of the original Conan stories. Our hype is increasing.