One of the defining fantasy movies of all time, the original Conan the Barbarian has inspired generations of D&D players since. About twenty years later, the Lord of the Rings trilogy set a new standard of quality for the fantasy genre on the big screen, once again creating a new generation of fantasy fans while bringing long-time fans a veritable feast of fantasy film greatness.
Could it be yet another high water mark in fantasy filmmaking, attracting and inspiring both new and current generations of Conan, fantasy and D&D fans alike?
I wonder, which others on that list are due for a remake? If Conan does well, perhaps a re-imagined, re-told (and mostly re-everything!) Red Sonja – with Megan Fox rumored to star – truly isn’t far behind?
See you and Conan in theatres in August!