With Marcus Nispel officially announced as the director of "Conan," fans are simply waiting for that other shoe to drop — namely, a casting announcement for the titular Cimmerian warrior.
While nothing is official yet, the recent revelation of the film's many characters indicates that an announcement could be coming soon. Moviehole has posted casting breakdowns for "Conan," which reportedly begins filming in Bulgaria on February 15.
In addition to providing detailed information on Conan himself, the breakdowns also reveal many of the film's other character as well as some key plot information. [SPOILER ALERT!]
According to the breakdowns, Conan is described as "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."
Additionally, the report notes that Conan is personally driven by the mass-slaughtering of his people at the hands of Khalar Singh, described as "commanding in size and manner, a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won."
Several other characters are mentioned in the breakdowns — including female lead Tamara, Conan's father Corin and and the vicious Ufaka — but the breakdowns contain some spoiler-heavy information, so read at your own risk.
Interestingly enough, the breakdowns also call for a narrator with "a storyteller's voice of old," which conjures memories of David Wenham's narrations in "300." Based on that information and the various plot details revealed in the breakdowns, "Conan" is shaping up to be a sizable fantasy epic.
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