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May 4, 2011
Source: Yahoo

Conan the Barbarian Trailer

"No man shall live in chains." Lionsgate has debuted a fairly epic and flashy theatrical trailer on Yahoo for Conan the Barbarian, in 3D, which was teased with a footage-less trailer back in March that left many fans upset. Well, here's your first look at the new Conan the Barbarian with Jason Momoa and its got quite a bit of crazy shit in it - mythical tentacled beasts, mythical white sand people, lots of epic sword swinging, very little dialogue, I'm in! Conan also stars Rachel Nichols looking fine as always and Stephen Lang as Khalar Zym. This looks quite badass already, I'm looking forward to seeing a red band trailer next!

Watch the full theatrical trailer for Marcus Nispel's Conan the Barbarian:

You can also watch the Conan the Barbarian teaser in High Definition on Yahoo

In addition to Momoa, Conan stars Ron Perlman as Corin, Stephen Lang as Khalar Zym, Rachel Nichols as Tamara, Rose McGowan as Marique (no longer Red Sonja!) and Saïd Taghmaoui. This is being directed by Marcus Nispel of the Friday the 13th remake, that atrocity Pathfinder, the other Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, and a bunch of music videos. This is a Nu Image/Millennium Films production co-produced by Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta and is based on the classic Robert E. Howard characters which first debuted in 1932 in Weird Tales. Lionsgate is bringing Conan the Barbarian to theaters in 3D on August 19th in the summer.

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  • dave
    lol
  • http://twitter.com/DwainIBe DwainIBe
    "Conan, what is best in life?"
    • da neng
      Crush Your Enemies, See them driven before and listen to the lamentations of their women. ie..not this.
      • John Doe
        LOL +1
    • Anonymous
      "... the rich juices of red meat and stinging wine on my palate, the hot embrace of white arms, the mad exultation of battle when the blue blades flame and crimson."
    • Anonymous
      im surprised,,looks good
  • Lars
    Wow, that actually looks much better than I expected. Momoa doesn't really impress, but the fantasy world looks very interesting.
  • azrael
    compared to the others there is so much they can improve on so curious how this will play out
  • Brandon
    Not impressed.
  • Nate
    This movie needs a camel or horse punch. Then i'll be happy
    • Rogue627
      What about a
  • Danimal
    He knocked the living crap out of that horse with a chain....that was awesome...did not expect that.
  • Fallendeathmetal
    clash of the titans meets prince of persia? uh.....ok then
  • http://www.skonmovies.com/ Sean Kelly
    No thanks.
  • Xerxexx
    Momoa has been pretty good in "Game of Thrones" and to be honest this looks pretty good.
    • Anonymous
      Well, so far he didn't have to do much more than silently plow that white-haired girl. ;)
    • Redguy
      due to his performance in Game of Thrones i will see Conan no matter what anyone else say.
    • Cody W.
      Oooooo ok, knew that guy from somewhere the dathraki king.....as for this, I think ill just stick to Game of Thrones ha.
      • Xerxexx
        Apprehension understandable.
  • Spider
    This trailer was more impressive than the, "Green Lantern" one! I'll be checkin' this flick out...............................when it comes to Netflix!
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Sam-Russell/597160506 Matthew Sam Russell
      true dat green lantern has some fierce competition, from x-men, to captain america and now this. I dont see it keeping up in the box office
  • ttmb
    I dub this the quintessential flop of the summer, worse than prince of Persia last year. so let it be written so let it be done.
    • Movieking
      I highly doubt it will be that much. POP cost 200 million to make while i see Conan around 50 Million. I don't see it not getting that much. I think there might be a bigger flop in green lantern because of the amount of being used, but still not too sure.
  • MBC
    Agreed Lars -- the visuals look great. I'm excited for this one.
  • Rottontamtoes
    At least it has the gimmicky 3-D...FAIL!
    • John Doe
      LOL
  • Cruzer
    It went from crap to watchable. Still bot impressed, I didn't expect anything from this anyway.
  • Scare S#!tless
    confused.
  • grimjob
    Anyone else hear the stock-scream soundbyte? I think I caught it 3 times. If I'm not mistaken, its the same scream heard from Howie Long when he fell to his death in Broken Arrow. Ha! Heard it elsewhere, too. Pretty lame they use it here.
    • http://twitter.com/DwainIBe DwainIBe
      What you heard is The Wilhelm Scream.
      • JL
        That would be the "Howie" Scream. grimjob beat you to it.
        • http://www.facebook.com/danielvutran Daniel Vu Tran
          yeppp lol
  • dave
    Im sorry, I come on this website all the time, like every day, seriously, i love movies and the storys and reviews you guys do. BUT I really, really do not appreciate having my comments deleted when they are not offending anyone. 'lol' might come accross as a pointless comment to you, but is'nt the comment feed for people to voice their opinions and comments?! 'lol' was the genuine instant reaction that came to my mind when I watched that rediculous trailer, I think you take the cencorship, or what ever too far sometimes, I could understand you deleting it if i was calling someone names or being a troll, but I don't do those things... 'lol' was honestly, my opinion of that trailer, and if you don't like it, don't delete it geniunly makes me consider going to 'coming soon' or some shit instead when I currently much prefer your site, thank you for listening to my giant retarded rant.. but seriously... lol! :P
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Carpenter/1413367649 Christopher Carpenter
    ASS-SAND-SINS!
  • Euacbgign
    Yikes! Looks bad to me. I'm not crazy about action films in the first place, but this looks like the kind of fantasy that has very little human elements (in other words something emotional). Then again, I prefer dramas which I know seems to go against the typical internet comments section user, (only in my experience of course, but yeah, I'm more Mike Leigh/Pedro Almodovar than Michael Bay), but yeah... this looks like it will be bad.
  • Ron
    Visuals and art direction look good. But I have feeling the screenplay/dialogues will be a let down. Looks like a really flashy Scorpion King.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9emWB_rrMt0 Crapola
    Some of the visuals definitely seem to come from the old comics. It looks a little bit Xena, but the look was actually miles better than I thought it would be. The only thing that might be a let down is the acting.
  • http://www.facebook.com/gshauger Geoffrey Shauger
    Looked incredibly meh
  • lane
    the trailer says "could be good if the right people are making it." We got director Marcus Nispel- music video background, Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake (big fan, i understand why others aren't), Pathfinder (didn't see, looks terrible; awful reviews, and especially doesn't bode well because it's pretty much in the same genre as Conan), and Friday the 13th remake (sucks). And we got bad writers. It could be good, but that'd be a surprise. We'll see- trailer's well cut.
  • http://www.fuckingcatalinawinemixer.com Will
    Actually looks pretty cool. I just hope they didn't make Conan too talky. He's a barbarian, not a poet.
    • Redguy
      well then, that would resemble Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones too much. I wouldn't mind! :D
    • Anonymous
      You are aware that some of the earliest examples of epic poetry in the English language were written by barbarians, yes? Barbarian doesn't equal uncultured.
      • http://www.fuckingcatalinawinemixer.com Will
        Yeaaaaaaah. That'd be a boring movie.
  • dissapointed
    Conan's dialogue in this ruins it for me. Also Conan was never one to pick up a cause, unless the ends served his own purpose (usually revenge or treasure). Bad choice for the actor as well, Conan never looked like a pretty boy.
    • Vold
      This was my thought exactly. Looks like the director didn't read the books.
    • Anonymous
      Erm, except that sounds exactly like what's happening. Conan's going after Khalar Zym for revenge: the fact that he'd be saving the world in the process is just a happy coincidence.
  • Shawnlancekeim
    Looks like a high budget D film. Going to suck big ol dodge balls.
  • Matt
    Forget Conan, we need a He-Man movie.
    • Anonymous
      Or God of War
      • John Doe
        +1
    • Manuel
      Indeed.
  • Redguy
    I've seen the original Conan (and sequels) a long time ago when i was a kid (i don't remember the plot), so this trailer delivers just the amount of info i need to make me interested in this one. I will say again, i am fond of Mamoa's character in Games of Thrones, he did put a lot of muscle on his for this part, i would have handed the part to him for sure.
  • Anonymous
    a little too over the top
  • http://twitter.com/QuanahTweets Quanah
    Well, I think it is what it is: A sword slashing, woman fondling, Hollywood one-liner action/CGI film. If that's all it's meant to be, then that might just be one fun popcorn eating afternoon. I agree with Matt, though. Where's the eff-in He-man movie!!!
  • thn
    Boo. Looks like a Mummy sequel. Next.
  • The 4th Amigo.!.
    God I hate the yahoo player, its the worst fucking player on the web! Anyone else always have problems with it Cool trailer, I actually want to see this now.
  • Have Hope
    Bring back Arnie
    • Steven
      Conan with a zimmer frame, are you ready for that?
  • http://www.facebook.com/shero.rauf shero
    First of all what is all this speech about Momoa's role in Game of Thrones ?? .. What role !??? .. Ok ,He have muscles but No speech !! .. I am not sure about you but there are just 3 Episodes that came out until now ..who he speaks maybe one sentence ! ---------------- Second : The trailer is not that good .. because I am sure they chose the best they have in the movie and there are nothing ells left to be seen for sure .. just to make the hype and I think they did a good job to make people fooled by it .. ---------------- Third :The CGI is not good ... and the prove for it .. watch 0:30 - 0:33 where they pull the big ship ... not realistic in any way .. ( They even couldn't make a good lightning for the 3D ship ).. And for the human dust .. you can see they are becoming real human being with make up over them ... that mean again they are not good in continuing with the CGI dust ... and all the other mattepainting are again not realistic as movies we watched almost 10 years ago ... ( Lord of the Rings as an example ) .. The tentacles are not original and we saw stuff like this before too and they looked much better ... And all these take me to the next point : ---------------- Fourth : Non of what I saw in the trailer is original .. and it is the main problem when some one is making a movie in a low budget in Bulgaria with Bulgarian crew ... I heard once : Movies are all been made and there are nothing left to be original ! ... I am kind a agree ! .. but the point is how you use the same old (seen before) elements : Scenes .. Story .. CGI ..etc and show it in a new way ... it is not about being old .. it is about the way you show it to the audience .. And this trailer and latter the movie it self is a big duplication and ripoff from other movies but not in a good way ... but in a wrong lame way ... things we saw years ago you will see it again in a worst look ... ;-) (Example : did you see the lame jump of Conan with his sword 01:06 .. Ok I remember seeing that been done by Brad Pitt in Troy 2004 and it was much better ) .. "The stunt coordinator in Conan The Barbarian was a stuntman in the movie Troy and he is stealing the stuff from there and suing it now here in the wrong way " ;-) ---------------- Fifth : I know movie making is an industry and business .. But I believe good movie must be an art too ... making good art to win good money ... But in the case of such movies that been made in the the poorest place in Europe "Bulgaria" using the cheapest human beings in Europe "Bulgarians" * .. Is big prove that it is all about making money and not showing a good art .. and as I said before there is nothing to be seen in 3D in this movie ... and the only reason it is in 3D is to take more money from you ... * This is facts not racism ;-) ---------------- In the end I just hope you take my critiques as an advice for you .. everyone have the right to spend their money in what they like ... But remember by doing that you are helping companies like Millennium Films "Who finally changed their logo" ;-) and Nu Image Films "Who they were ashamed to show their lame logo" to continue making movies just for money .. Not Art .
    • Cody W.
      Everyone will always think money first.....your lookin waaay too deep into shit in my opinion. You couldve left it at unoriginal and shitty and that wouldve pretty much summed it up.
    • Dandoo
      You always go on for waaaaay to long, and you just seem to talk complete and utter nonsense. I mean we are all entitled to comment but you just take the piss!
      • Mrscartman
        that dude obviously has nobody in his life to talk to
      • Mrscartman
        that dude obviously has nobody in his life to talk to
  • Lebowski
    Sweet merciful crap this looks bad. Beyond the uninspired and lazy production design, it seriously looks like they have appropriated every prominent fantasy adventure film of the last two decades. The Mummy, LOTR, Clash of the Titans - it's all been boringly stolen. And also, Conan does NOT get a pass for his 'performance' on Game of Thrones. If what his character does in that show (not talk, rail broads) qualifies as a good performance, then I have seen pornstars with better range than him.
    • Anonymous
      The original Conan stories came out in 1932, long before any of those films and the source material they're based on. It's difficult to imagine how to make it look "non-derivative" when the original stories were part of the foundation of the fantasy genre in the first place. It's like calling the LotR films derivative of Willow because they had little people going on a quest.
  • Whitemouthmule
    This looks like complete, absolute, utter, SHIT. This has absolutely none of the spirit, essence, or soul of the true Conan story/character. It is merely a studio/corporate movie exploiting and using the brand name CONAN. (sigh) DOA.
  • QWERTY
    cmon for fucks sake the guy looks like a beefcake tranny. i cant takes it....
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist David Perretta
    Looks like it could easily be better than the original or at least the lead won't have a German accent for no good reason..
    • http://twitter.com/marcdunn Marcus Dunn
      umm... yeah, so he can just have a British accent for no good reason. Because everyone knows that not only Spartans and Persians, but barbarians of the north speak with a British tongue.
  • peimeilotus
    i wonder what people expect from a conan movie, i love my classics, arnie's version was great but you get the chance to see things that was impossible to do in such movies 30 years ago for goodness sake this is no Lotr , the same people mad about transformers not being deep enough....people giant robots fighting other giant robots
  • Jim
    Must Meh
  • fancy pants
    Yeah...I'll wait till it's on netflix.
  • http://www.facebook.com/shero.rauf shero
    Conan the Bulgarian .... hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • Guest
    where the hell is Arnold?
  • Handsomepig
    Trailer looks good if its not bout Conan. Is just doesnt feel right, a small dude playing canon. Arnold is still Conan for me.
    • Anonymous
      Jason Momoa's a few inches taller than Arnold.
  • Anonymous
    I am soooo sick of the "woooah, totally evading/dodging that bullet/sword/fist in sloooow mooootioooon, breeeeoooowwmm!" shot. It was cool when it was first introduced, but now it's really getting a bit ridiculous. Of course, I could just be feeling the after effects of the overexposure to slow motion from Sucker Punch, but come on!
  • Manuel
    Honestly, this looks so AWESOME. I've haven't read the Conan books (only have seen the two Arnold movies), but I think this not only looks very impressive, also looks like Frank Frazzeta's paintings.
  • Anonymous
    wow that surprised me. even though there is some stacks of cheese, im going to be positive.
  • Anonymous
    So tough to distance myself from Arnold in the original role, but I guess that's what all die hard fans say right? Despite it, I think I would be more on board if Moma was painted white and they called this "God of War". This just doesn't say Conan to me...pass
  • Ellie
    I don't know much about this franchise at all, but I have to say that this looks pretty epic! A welcome change from the 300 Marvel movies coming out this summer!
  • Suckitcraig
    Looks more like the Beast Master
    • Lagoya
      Beat Master was awsome!!!!
      • http://www.cine-escape.com sakyo
        BEAST MASTER Is a Classic..you can see it anytime..but this ... damn.... i showed my little brother the Arnold´s Conan trailer on youtube..then I showed to him this trailer and he was very dissapointed for this movie... Thank you Mamo-nan ...
  • Suckitcraig
    Looks more like the Beast Master
  • Kidgamer
    This has bomb written all over it.
  • Harm
    wow not only are we getting remakes after remakes - but we're getting remakes of BAD adaptations of good stories/books. Seriously Robert E Howards stories were phenomenal and if they had Coen brother'd this i.e. go to the source material, I'd be highly interested. Instead they opted to remake Schwarzennegers conan movies, which are good and campy from the era they were made. This. is. not. what. I. want. Others may disagree - cool. enjoy it. I'll go sit in the corner with my books and whimper about what might have been. sigh.
  • Eric81375
    Rental!
  • Shane
    Not impressed at all.
  • Lagoya
    They should use CG to fix Momoamomaoaom's eyebrows
  • Anonymous
    Kinda has a Sparticus Blood & Sand feel to it with a little bit of scorpion king sprinkled in. I like both but its not at the top of my list this summer. Let's see if Mamo-nan <-- (trademark!) can hold his own. ;)
  • Quazzimotto
    Wish this had a different director. Like the cast, not the style. Too many shots look blatantly ripped off of other films. This could've been something worthwhile. Prince of Persia redux.
  • Conan274
    yes yes yes im in
  • JL
    How about this? Arnold is still Conan, but now he's an older, wiser, big-white-bearded Conan who is ruler of the world after all his adventures and conquests, and he has to go on one final adventure which will end his life, but he'll kill the most awesome fucking dragon before he kicks the bucket. No? Just throwing it out there.
    • Anonymous
      Sounds like Conan the King, when he's an older man. Would be good.
    • Anonymous
      If it'll get the Arnold fans to shut up, maybe.
  • Anonymous
    I was addicted to the Conan books back in 1990; I must have read all of them in that one year. I'm still waiting for a movie that captures the great adventure and characters of those stories.
  • Gex
    Looks stupid.
  • Boon
    I see they fired the guy who made the previous trailer
  • Andre
    I think it's probably hard to capturing the essence of Conan. Most people think back to the original Conan movies. Some of us think back to the original books. Others still (myself included) think back to the comics (Savage Sword of Conan, Conan Saga, etc...) and then there's a whole other world of Conan that lives in the paintings of artists like Frank Frazetta and dozens and dozens of others who have paid tribute to the character in paint and ink over and over again. Where does the spirit lie? If you ask me, Conan's clutch is in his sense of humor. I think it's the only part of his character that's really unique to him. Everything else is archetypical. If they get THAT right without overdoing it, they'll win.
    • Betaray100
      SSOC is what I think of every time. Black and white Buscema Conan all the way!
  • cxzz
    very meh
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LCDXMMCEN4H5FO5BD273CACJFY Bob Yosco
    At long last. Conan The Librarian. Guy just needs an old lady dress to nail it.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Jones/1009504426 Martin Jones
    Too much bad CGI.
  • fekface
    id rather nail my balls to my keyboard this looks like wet shite thats been pissed on :( and i feckin love conan :( wasnt conan a white geeza? is conan not an irish legend? cause i sure as shit remember back in the days of yore at school the teacher said the paddys prayed to crom? and conan is an irish name, that dude dont look irish to me.
  • Jjason
    cheese on toast bollock.
  • Claudioarzola
    Bad!!! Bad!!! thats all I have to say, arnold best conan ever. the Rock should have play it, this guy can't even act.
  • Betaray100
    I love the look of the world, but that bad CGI in the Rose McGowen part at 33 seconds really made me go Huh? Bad CGI backgrounds and horrible lighting that makes it all look fake really pulls me out of a movie. Why can't things just be shot on location? Worked for 100 years just fine. And stuff looked real. Do you know why? BECAUSE IT WAS REAL! Other than a few clips there it really did look like an authentic world. However I'm still not sold on Momoa as Conan (or the acting here in general). That said, I am objective enough to reserve judgement until I've actually seen the movie. I hope I'm pleasantly surprised because the director doesn't give me much hope.

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