The Bulgarian production company behind the upcoming Conan movie, Nu Boyana Film Studios, have released the first official image of Jason Momoa as Conan.
Momoa was cast as Conan towards the end of January and filming began in Bulgaria in March, so he only had around 8 weeks to get into shape for the role. He doesn’t looking like a former Mr. Olympia like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he doesn’t really need to.
Joining Momoa in the film is Ron Perlman who will play Conan’s father, Stephen Lang who will be villain Khalar Singh, and Rose McGowan who plays a “half-human/half-witch”. I’m going to reserve too much judgement until we see the first trailer, as it could go either way. Director Marcus Nispel is familiar with this type of genre having directed Pathfinder, however his effort can’t really be considered encouraging. Here’s hoping the script is decent and isn’t full of your typical cheesy swords and fantasy dialogue.
Click here to see the large version of Jason Momoa as Conan.