This is one of those movies that was stuck in development hell for years. I first heard about it back in 2002, when there was still some hope that Arnold Schwarzenegger would reprise the role. This year the film will finally be released (August 2011), but Conan will be played by Jason Momoa. Ever since Arnold was officially out, I've had low expectations for this film. Momoa will also be featured in the upcoming Game of Thrones (playing a warrior chieftain named Khal Drogo) but that's still six weeks away, so I have yet to see him in action. The few Conan set pics that were leaked online didn't look very promising. Still... there's a small part of me that hopes this turns out to be a pleasant surprise. Particularly since I finally got around to reading some of Robert E. Howard's original Conan stories a couple of years ago. I'm also posting this today because a new "motion poster" for the film was just released. I have to say, the poster is pretty awesome. Not too thrilled about the title, though. Calling it Conan The Barbarian again? Not sure whether this can top the original film (which I love).