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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

They are re-making CONAN THE BARBARIAN

That's it. Hollywood is officially a depleted sow. The field has been plowed and planted so many times that nothing fresh is growing in it. It's dead, Jim.

Find out about it here, in a story primarily about another remake (of Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill).

Incidentally, I watched last year's remake of The Omen a few days ago on HBO. That was another classic movie that never warranted a remake, at all. The same is true for Conan the Barbarian (can you believe a few weeks ago was the 25th anniversary of it's premiere?).

In my opinion, Conan the Barbarian is about as perfect a movie as you can find. So many great elements all working together in that film... The soundtrack by Basil Poledouris is easily one of the most listened-to things on my MP3 player whenever I'm driving (I love all the tracks but I'm especially fond of "Anvil of Crom" and "Atlantean Sword"). Poledouris is now gone from us. As is Mako: it would not be a Conan movie without Mako, I hate to say. Look, this was the movie that brought Oliver Stone and John Milius to work together: if that doesn't speak volumes about this film's power, I don't know what will.

Conan the Barbarian had something going for it, that can never be replicated. And this remake will suck donkeys balls to no end for trying (yes I actually said that, which is the worst insult I ever give to anything or anyone). Don't do this, Hollywood: you're skating on thin ice as it is...

"And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"


qemuel said...

Dammit. I LOVE Conan the Barbarian, and am disappointed that Hollywood feels this overwhelming need to remake EVERYTHING. AUGH!

Unknown said...

One of the greates movies I have ever seen. They could never do a remake without Arnold - he is Conan!

Anonymous said...

This isn't going to be a remake: it's a new adaptation of the original Robert E. Howard tales.

Conan the Barbarian was a fun film, but this more of a "Batman Begins" treatment, a total restart of the franchise. Since Milius & Arnold won't be involved, and REH fans have been waiting 75 years for a real Conan film, this is nothing but good news.

Anonymous said...

I think this is going to be a very interesting movie. I wonder who will be the actor, maybe thriple H

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