Who is CONAN’s Daddy, and What Does He Do?
Look at Mickey Rourke in this picture for a bit. Almost like a chiseled warrior of old (minus the neon green armbands) looking up to Crom asking why the God has forsaken his only son, CONAN. This could very well be an image we see again, as The Heat Vision Blog has confirmed what Latino Review scooped last month that Rourke has signed on for the small but important role of Conan’s father, Corin. Rourke will be joining STARGATE: ATLANTIS’ Jason Momoa who has already signed on to play the titular warrior.
With news also coming down the pike that screenwriter Sean Hood has been brought in to do a script polish, it is looking like the CONAN remake is in full swing. We won’t hold it against Hood that he also wrote HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION, CUBE 2: HYPERCUBE, and THE CROW: WICKED PRAYER. We’ll just let those little blotches on his resume pass by and see what he has to offer on CONAN.
CONAN is set to begin shooting on March 15th under the direction of Marcus Nispel. Hopefully it’s more TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Nispel and not FRIDAY THE 13TH Nispel. Regardless which Nispel we get, I’m betting there won’t be any neon green armbands involved here.