Tuesday, October 27, 2009

'Conan' Casting Breakdown

Since Marcus Nispel was announced as the director of the new "Conan" film in June, fans have been waiting to hear who will play the barbarian warrior.

We now know no actors have yet been hired, as the producers have just put out a casting call for all the key characters in the run-up to the start of filming on February 15 in Bulgaria.

The casting breakdown, revealed on Moviehole, contains spoilers and includes the title role of the Cimmerian hero, asking for an actor "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."

It adds: "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."

Actors are also sought for the roles of the young Conan; Khalar Singh, a warlord whose quest is to find the Queen of Acheron so he can build a hellish empire to protect against master sorcerer Thoth-Amon; Tamara, who teams up with Conan to find Khalar Singh; Conan's father Corin; Khalar's son Fariq and second-in-command Ukafa; and a number of others including a narrator with a 'storyteller's voice of old.'

Based on that information and the various plot details revealed in the breakdowns, "Conan" is shaping up to be a sizable fantasy epic. What do you make of the "Conan" character breakdowns?

More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: The Geek Files, MTV News

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