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Conan The Barbarian TV series in the works

Conan The Barbarian TV series in the works
Amazon is developing a Conan The Barbarian TV series...

It might finally be time for the Conanaissance to begin in earnest.

Everyone's favourite Cimmerian has been absent from screens since 2011, when Jason Momoa starred in a Conan The Barbarian reboot, which failed to get a new franchise of the ground. You have to go back to 1984, with  Conan The Destroyer, the sadly inferior sequel to John Milius' masterful 1982 film, Conan The Barbarian, for more sword swinging action, and Arnold Schwarzenegger spent the next 30 years or so dropping hints that he'd complete the trilogy with King Conan one day.

Needless to say, King Conan continues to stall, and it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Especially now that Amazon is developing a new series, under the simple title of Conan, which will trace the character's origin from wandering barbarian to king of the realm. Conan has some impressive talent working for it,
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Conan’s Best Marvel Universe Crossovers, Ranked

The surprise announcement on Friday that Conan the Barbarian will return to Marvel Comics in 2019 after a nearly two-decade absence has plenty of fans excited. Considering the publisher’s recent Legacy initiative, it’s a perfect time to begin a new era for an iconic character who enjoyed a 30-year history at Marvel. During that time, more than 650 issues of assorted Conan titles were released.

While Conan’s world is rich, populated by many memorable supporting character, it’s unclear what is included in this new deal. For instance, a Red Sonja series is now published by Dynamite Entertainment, and feature the villainous Kulan Gath, both of whom were introduced in the early 1970s in Marvel’s original Conan the Barbarian.
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Did You Know that Conan The Barbarian is Technically Part of Marvel Comics?

Now that Disney has purchased 21st Century Fox it’s important to take stock of everything that came with it, and Conan the Barbarian is one of those assets. He’s been a part of the McU for a long time now and could potentially be seen to make a return to the cinematic universe. Keep in mind that his world, the same as that in the McU, was far different in his time, but it does follow along the timeline that has been kept and updated continually. His world was essentially created when Atlantis was swallowed by the sea, a natural

Did You Know that Conan The Barbarian is Technically Part of Marvel Comics?
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Dick Tracy will return in 2018

Mike Cecchini Kirsten Howard Dec 13, 2017

A new Dick Tracy series exploring the character's early years is coming next year...

In news that is long, long overdue, Dick Tracy will finally return to the world of comics.

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Archie Comics has acquired the rights to publish a Dick Tracy comic, the first time new adventures of comics' most famous cop have been published in comic book form since Kyle Baker and John Moore's 'True Hearts And Tommy Guns' Trilogy in 1990. The new series comes from co-writers Michael Moreci and Alex Segura, with art by Thomas Pitilli.

"The first arc of the series is going back to square one - as we explore the very early days of Dick Tracy's time in The City, soon after the second World War,
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Archie Comics to explore the early days of Dick Tracy with new ongoing series

Dick Tracy is set for a return to the world of comic book this coming April, with Archie set to launch a brand new title from Alex Segura, Michael Moreci and Thomas Pitilli, which will explore the earliest investigations of one of pop culture’s most iconic detectives in a series that promises to blend the classic Dick Tracy style that readers know and love with a modern and dark noir feel.

Dick Tracy has always been a character that stands shoulder to shoulder amongst the best–Superman, The Shadow, Conan the Barbarian, Spider-Man, you name it,” said co-writer Michael Moreci. “There’s been so many great Dick Tracy stories over the past 75 years, and that’s such a testament to his versatility, his amazing–unbeatable–rogues gallery, and what he represents.”

“The first arc of the series is going back to square one – as we explore the very early
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Conan Exiles gets May release date, Collector’s Edition and new trailer

Funcom has announced that Conan Exiles, the studio’s open-world survival game set in the savage lands of Conan the Barbarian, will shed its Early Access skin and launch in both digital and retail stores this coming May.

To celebrate today’s announcement, Funcom released a brand new trailer which also offers a glimpse at some of the new content that will make its way to the final version, including an entirely new biome and a new combat system. Watch it here…

Meanwhile, Funcom has also announced that a special Collector’s Edition is also available for pre-order, and includes:

Figurine: 15 cm / 6 inch Conan the Barbarian polyresin figurine, modeled after Conan from the Conan Exiles cinematic trailer Custom Comic Book: Full-color print comic book created in collaboration with Dark Horse Comics specifically for this game. The comic book tells the story of Conan on one of his adventures in the Exiled Lands.
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Justice League movie review: grab ’em by the fanboy

MaryAnn’s quick take… The cinematic equivalent of Trump and Brexit as awfulness brought upon ourselves. Incoherent and cheap-looking. There are no heroes, and everything is broken. I’m “biast” (pro): loved Wonder Woman, liked Man of Steel

I’m “biast” (con): …but not a fan of the other Dceu movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

These are the times that try woman’s soul. Trump. Brexit. Harvey Weinstein. Al Franken. (Really? Damn.) Global warming. Syria. Everything is awful. Everything is broken. Blake Shelton is People’s Sexiest Man alive? Christ, someone make it stop.

So it’s actually rather brilliant of Warner Bros and DC to fully embrace the everything-is-shit zeitgeist with a movie that just throws up its hands and agrees that the world and those in charge of it are garbage. Justice League is almost a meta exegesis of reality in
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Craig T. Rumar, Agent for Stallone and Schwarzenegger, Dies at 85

Craig T. Rumar, Agent for Stallone and Schwarzenegger, Dies at 85
Craig T. Rumar, a talent agent who represented Sylvester Stallone in negotiations for Rocky and handled Arnold Schwarzenegger's deal for Conan the Barbarian, has died. He was 85.

Rumar died Oct. 25 in Athens, Texas, after a battle with Lewy body dementia, a publicist announced.

Serving as Stallone's agent, Rumar — working with Larry Kubik, his business partner at Film Artists Management Enterprises — negotiated and packaged the deal with producers Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and United Artists that would bring Rocky (1976) to the big screen.

Stallone had written the screenplay and insisted that he also portray Philadelphia...
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Remake For "Red Sonja"

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Millennium Media ("The Expendables") are developing a remake of the 1985 feature "Red Sonja":

"Red Sonja" was created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Barry Smith, as a female foil to their Marvel Comics version of author Robert E. Howard's "Conan the Barbarian".

Millennium's Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta, Cinelou's Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon will produce the new film.

Howard created female warriors 'Bêlit' and 'Valeria', for the "Weird Tales" magazine stories "Queen of the Black Coast"...

...and "Red Nails"...

...also creating character 'Red Sonya', aka 'Sonya of Rogatino', who although not a 'sword 'n sorcery' hero, carried a pistol, debuting in "The Magic Carpet Magazine" (1934).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Red Sonja"...
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Red Sonja reboot moving forward in the wake of Wonder Woman success

Having been stuck in development hell for the best part of a decade, it looks like the Red Sonja reboot may finally be moving forward thanks to the box office success of Warner Bros.’ female-led DC blockbuster Wonder Woman.

According to Deadline, Millennium Media is moving forward with a new movie, which is being produced by Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta alongside of Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon of Cinelou. The idea is to fast track the project, and the search is now underway for a writer.

“We have been waiting for the right time for this remake,” said Lerner. “With the success of Wonder Woman, the audience has spoken. They want female heroes.”

Loosely based on Conan creator Robert E. Howard’s Red Sonya of Rogantino, Red Sonja debuted in the Marvel Comics series Conan the Barbarian #23 in 1973, and was portrayed by Brigitte Nielsen in the 1985 feature film.

Robert Rodriguez
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A New Red Sonja Film is Going Into Development Because of Wonder Woman's Success

It looks like another big screen adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Red Sonja is going into development. Hollywood has been trying to get a new Red Sonja film off the ground for years.

Robert Rodriguez was attached to develop a movie based on the badass female warrior at one point with Rose McGowan, then Simon West was going to take it on with Amber Heard in the lead role. Later on, Christopher Cosmos (Game of Thrones) was hired to write a new script. The last I heard about the film, came last year when X-Men director Bryan Singer was reportedly developing it.

With the current popularity of Wonder Woman, it's not surprising that someone would want to get rolling on the Red Sonja feature film. According to Deadline, Millennium Media will finance and produce the film. They also say that the production company is putting the project on the
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Ed Catto: One Man’s Treasure

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You know the old saying: One’s man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That applies to me and my pals so often.

Now, I realize I’m very blessed: I have a great bunch of friends. I share interests and/or a long history with each them. I guess that’s part of the definition of a friend. But we don’t all love the same stuff. And when it comes to Geek Culture, a bunch of my friends just aren’t that into it.

I pity those fools as I flip through the latest PaperGirls.

Freddie P is that type of friend. He’s a long-time pal. We grew up in the same small town, kept in touch through college and lived near another in those wild just-a-few-years-outta-college days. After that, we always stayed in touch. We’ve watched each other’s families grow up. We laughed
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Preview of Wonder Woman/Conan #1

The Amazon Warrior meets the Cimmerian Barbarian today with the release of the first issue of the six-issue crossover series Wonder Woman/Conan, and we’ve got a preview for you here courtesy of DC and Dark Horse Comics; check it out…

What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their names into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle Gods cut their lives short? Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.

Wonder Woman/Conan #1 is out now, priced $3.99.
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This Wonder Woman/Conan exclusive brings Diana into a barbarian’s world

As a past writer of both Wonder Woman and Red Sonja comics, Gail Simone is well versed in both superhero storytelling and pulp fantasy, making her a great choice to pen the first meeting of Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian. Wonder Woman/Conan The Barbarian is a new six-issue miniseries from DC Comics and Dark…

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Hollywood Flashback: In 1984, Grace Jones Slayed in 'Conan the Destroyer'

Hollywood Flashback: In 1984, Grace Jones Slayed in 'Conan the Destroyer'
Grace Jones, the subject of Sophie Fiennes’ documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, which premiered Sept. 7 at Tiff, drew her first film-world blood with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1984’s Conan the Destroyer.

In this sequel to the 1982 blockbuster Conan the Barbarian, Schwarzenegger was teamed up with basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, Sarah Douglas (who had played Kryptonian villainess Ursa in a pair of Superman movies) and Jones. The Hollywood Reporter said the pairing made the film “a bit reminiscent of The Professionals mixed with The Wizard of Oz.” However, THR gushed over Jones, saying she “proves [to be] the movie’s...
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Batman, Indiana Jones and Other Big Movie Props Go Up for Auction

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Batman, Indiana Jones and Other Big Movie Props Go Up for Auction
600 iconic movie props including Jack Nicholson's Joker costume form the 1989 Batman, Conan's sword, the infamous Indiana Jones bullwhip, and an egg from Aliens are all about to go up for sale. This is a huge collection with too many awesome pieces to list. Earlier this summer, some pretty amazing pieces of Star Wars memorabilia went up for auction, which included an R2-D2 droid used in multiple movies, that sold for a whopping $2.76 million dollars. Rick Moranis' Dark Helmet and a miniature Winnebago from Spaceballs also recently sold for some impressive cash through a different auction site.

Wired reports that the 600 items are being auctioned off through the Prop Store in London, England. They reached out to Brandon Alinger, a movie prop expert at the Prop Store, to find out where all of the pieces came from. He had this to say.

"The pieces have been sourced from a variety of different places,
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‘Alien’ Eggs, Marty McFly’s Shoes, Conan the Barbarian’s Sword, and Other Movie Props to Be Auctioned in London

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‘Alien’ Eggs, Marty McFly’s Shoes, Conan the Barbarian’s Sword, and Other Movie Props to Be Auctioned in London
If you ever wanted to own a xenomorph egg from “Alien,” Conan the Barbarian’s sword, Indiana Jones’ whip, or any number of other famous movie props, now’s your chance. Wired reports that a massive auction will take place in London later this month, with some 600 items going for sale — it’s what Prop Store calls the “multi-consignor” sale, according to an email sent to Wired from the company’s Brandon Alinger.

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“The pieces have been sourced from a variety of different places, including private collectors, studios and production companies, industry personnel, and rental houses,” adds Alinger. Pretty much everything on the list is prohibitively expensive — the cheapest item starts at $971, while an Ilm camera used on “The Empire Strikes Back” has a starting bid of nearly $130,000 — but window shopping never hurt anybody.
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Hollywood royalty by Anne-Katrin Titze

Penélope Cruz as Macarena Granada in Fernando Trueba's The Queen Of Spain is presented an Oscar by Cary Grant

In my conversation with Fernando Trueba at the W Hotel Union Square in New York, he paid tribute to Emilio Ruiz del Río, who also worked with Stanley Kubrick (Spartacus), David Lean (Lawrence Of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago), Nicholas Ray (King Of Kings), John Milius (Conan The Barbarian), and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth). Fernando's latest, The Queen Of Spain (La Reina De España) stars Penélope Cruz who was also his The Girl Of Your Dreams (La Niña De Tus Ojos) with Antonio Resines, Santiago Segura, Rosa Maria Sardà, Jorge Sanz, Jesús Bonilla, and Loles León, who all return here.

Penélope Cruz as Queen Isabella of Castile with John Scott (Clive Revill): "He is not John Ford but he is inspired by him."

In The Queen Of Spain, Mandy Patinkin,
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‘Conan the Barbarian’ and ‘The Legend of Hercules’ 4K Blu-ray Bound

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced plans to pull a couple fantasy action films out of their catalog and debut Conan the Barbarian and The Legend of Hercules on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a September 19th release date.

Conan the Barbarian is the modern remake starring Jason Mamoa of Game of Thrones fame in the titular role made famous by a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. It co-stars Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols, and Ron Perlman.

The Legend of Hercules is not the 2014 version starring Dwayne Johnson, but instead the competing Hercules-themed film from the same year starring Kellan Lutz as the mythical Greek hero with Renny Harlin directing.

Both 4K releases will feature Hdr and Dolby Atmos audio tracks.

Pre-order The Legend of Hercules on 4K Blu-ray for a discounted price at Amazon.

Pre-order Conan The Barbarian on 4K Blu-ray for a discounted price at Amazon.

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Scott Glenn on 'The Defenders' and Why 'Silence of the Lambs' Is a Coming-of-Age Movie

Scott Glenn on 'The Defenders' and Why 'Silence of the Lambs' Is a Coming-of-Age Movie
There is a certain relish to the way Scott Glenn describes a knife. His voice – a sort of Midwestern drawl that has a touch of Pittsburgh flint and a lot of Ketchum, Idaho, where he's called home for decades, in it – stays slow and steady as he talks about some of the various weapons he's been using in his martial-arts training lately. You can tell from the gleam in his eye, however, that the actor is getting a serious kick out detailing his recent discoveries in self-defense cutlery.

"There's this one called a karambit,
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