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Dazzler 11/2/2012 4:00:38 AM

Forgot how far back Conan stories go.  No way they will use them.  I feel they will play it safe with a heavy action/cgi no story movie which is sadly the way big movies are these days.  If another Conan tv series happens they could use them. 

vagabondster 11/2/2012 6:59:17 AM

 I think Conan of the Isles would be a good tale for King Conan. It has him sailing off into the sunset at the end, which could very nicely tie up Conan with a bow

egoist 11/2/2012 8:32:56 AM

 The Hour of the Dragon (or Conan the Conqueror book 9 of 12 as I know it) is my all time favorite Conan story hands down and would be sick on the big screen.

tjanson 11/2/2012 2:16:02 PM

egoist...could not agree more.  It is an epic a Conan take as it gets.  Dazzler...I don't think the age of the conan tales has anything to do with it.  Many bits of original howard Stories were used in the first film such as The Thing in the Crypt and The Tower of the elephant, and A Witch Shall be born

axia777 11/2/2012 5:20:21 PM

 A great thread for great stories! But I said this before and I will say it again. Make Conan a show on Showtime. They can use it to compete with Game of Thrones. It is fantasy and adult like Game of Thrones. It is hardcore like Game of Thrones. Conan was always supposed to be a series of stories documenting the life and times of a man who is NOT just a warrior. He is a pirate, a thief, a scoundrel, a womanizer, a killer, and sometimes an accidental hero(never on purpose as Conan could really give a shit). Ditch the movies. Ditch everything and make it a show.

keithdaniel 11/2/2012 11:30:15 PM

I say use a combination of stories!

vitieddie 11/4/2012 6:43:15 PM

agree with Axia ... always thought they should make a Conan series ... with the proper budget ... some of the storeis could span a few episodes ... but i'd settle for a movie as long as they make it lol

domino2008 11/4/2012 8:29:50 PM

I think the writers of Games Thones an the producers of Spartacus that already have a good grip on this type of movie should be involed making this CONAN movie . Good story , gore ,sex , sorcery and adventure , an must be rated -R

Wes1970 11/8/2012 11:20:55 AM

 An excellent summary of some of the best King Conan stories indeed! As a long time fan(nearly 30 years since I picked up my first Conan novel) I sincerly hope they go with one of these storylines.  When I first read that Arnold was involved my first idea for the movie premise was Conan of the Isles. It shows him near the end of his life bored with the crown and as stated lets him live on in our imaginations as to his further adventures instead of revealing his final fate. But I also think Hour of the Dragon would work as it is a classic REH story and would translate into a movie fairly well.  Only drawback is that story takes place while Conan is fairly new to being king and Arnie is a bit long in the tooth for that lol. There is one other that was not mentioned, a story by L. Sprague deCamp and Lin Carter called Conan the Liberator. It tells the tale of Conan's path to the throne of Aquilonia. Although its been many years since I've read it, I feel it would make for a great movie. However once again by a slightly younger say pre-governator Arnold lol.

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