—Co-star Reveals Fantasy Element—
Steven Lang (AVATAR), who plays the warlord Khalar Singh in Lionsgate / Millenium Flim’s CONAN, told MTV that the new film will feature the supernatural as well as action.
“If you read Robert Howard — of course the ‘Conan’ stories and novellas — magic, (the) supernatural plays a huge, huge part in them: fakirs and magicians and wizards all over the place… So magic is part of that world. The magic in this film, there’s a lot of it and there’s a lot of action-magic as well, a lot of magical fighting.”
His own character’s fights will demonstrate swordmanship, rather than sorcery, however.
“My fighting is not magical… My fighting is just brutal.”
CONAN stars STARGATE: ATLANTIS’s Jason Momoa in the title role.
Marcus Nispel directs from a screenplay by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Sean Hood , and Joshua Oppenheimer.
No specific release date has been set, though it’s expected to premiere in 2011.
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