Jason Momoa (Conan) Interview "Conan the Barbarian" (2011)
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Jason Momoa is enthralled to be playing the iconic Cimmerian warrior. As soon as I walked into the room, he giddily asked me if I'd seen the movie and if I liked it. Towering over me (it felt like the actor was three times my size), I replied yes, of course! And his face lit up.
Momoa, who was born in Hawaii and raised in Ohio, has some big shoes to fill (or warrior sandals), with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in the 1982 version. But he's game, and he is very proud of the movie. See for yourself when the film opens this Friday, Aug. 19th.
In this interview, we talked about (CAUTION: SOME FEW CUSS WORDS...SORRY):
*** His attraction to making the film
*** Was he a fan of the original Schwarzenegger version?
*** Does Conan have a place in today's pop culture landscape?
*** Conan lives, loves, slays, and is contented. Does Momoa subscribe to those principles...without slaying, of course
*** How he prepared for the role -- he watched cats!!!
*** He wrote a "Conan" sequel!
*** The Hawaiian staple, SPAM!
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Also Known As: Conan
Conan the Barbarian
Logline: And after watching his fellow tribesmen and his father brutally and cruelly killed, Conan vows to avenge his peoples' slaughter, even if it means sacrificing his own life in the process.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Adaptation and Fantasy
Release Date: August 19th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity.
Production Co.: Paradox Entertainment, Inc., Nu Image/Millennium Films, Emmett/Furla Films
Filming Locations: Nu Boyana Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria
Produced in: United States
Cast and Credits
Starring: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang,Rose McGowan, Said Taghmaoui
Directed by: Marcus Nispel
Produced by: Samuel Hadida, Trevor Short, Danny Dimbort
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States