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PostSubject: If you could recast the movie   Tue 17 Jun - 2:48

I rather liked some the early casting choices or other fan favorites or possibilities. I wouldve liked their roles more flushed out too, with maybe Rick Baker doing the special make-up effects.


Sean Connery as King Kull in flash back or reworked King Osric:



Persis Khambatta as Yasmina


Christopher Lee as Thulsa Doom



Jack Palance as Conan's father


Lou Forrigno as Brak/Borg:



Maron Brando as The Wizard of the Mounds


Ken Waller as Red Hair

Kareen Abdul Jabar as Yaro


Sho Kosugi as Subotai


Hulk Hogan as Rexor or Janus:


Andre the Giant as Thorgrim/ Neanderthal Brute:


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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 19 Jun - 0:09

Ok, but what bout Conan?

And Marlon as the wizard?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿? scratch Not sure about that at all. He could fit as Conan, in his old times. Twisted Evil But as the wizard?¿?¿?¿?¿ Marlon Brando being afraid of a bunch of FX spirits??? Evil or Very Mad Mr. Green

Brando was a man of action, good with words but in any time he would stop talking and DO his thing. His character of Julius Caesar was hardly believable. He was great but he was not a phylosopher. Never could have made a Hamlet, for example. In the first chapter he would have killed his mother, his husband and the whole court. He would have been a great Conan, though.
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 19 Jun - 0:23

Brando, was very reclusive and madly eccentric, so I think couldve worked well as kinda more anti-hero Ben Kenobi type and a better opposite to a more evil and powerful Thulsa Doom. If John Houston played the part, he wouldve been too King Osricish I think, delivering lines so over dramatically. Also the script version of the Wizard was different than the movie version.

Angelica Houston though i think couldve played a good Salome/Taramis:

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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 19 Jun - 8:14

Hm, I could see Brando much more as Thuls-Doom in some kind of coronel Kurtz kind of way... But I still think he in his younger "Train Called Desire" or "The Wild One" would have been a GREAT Conan. He had Irish blood. Also his violent and cuasi-animal energy I think is pretty close to a barbarian description. -(Reason why he doesn't really fit as Julius Caesar)-.

He was cute and handsome but also tough and violent. Women loved him because of this mix. So he would have been a nice Thulsa-Doom, I guess... But who would have been fucking Conan, then? I don't see Arnold as his nemesis at all. Rolling Eyes Brando would have eaten him alive. (In more than a way) Mr. Green

I guess we have the Brando's Thulsa-Doom version in "Apocalypse now", as both characters -and scripts- share some relation.



Oh, and I am very curious, in what is the wizard different, in the script? rabbit
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 19 Jun - 18:09

About casting, the biggest mistake they made IMO is the charakter of Malak in Conan the destroyer. Okay, this isn`t really a casting mistake, because it wasn`t the fault of the actor.
But the guy is just annoying from the start to the end, and the german synchro made it even worse.
At the end, where Malak hit the already dead Dagoth with his dagger, he says: "Malak, conqueror of the dragon".
In the english version he doesn`t say anything. Oh, man. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 19 Jun - 18:19

Conan The Destroyer is a whole other breed man,lol.

Well, Tracy Walter as Malak was pure cheese, as that is what the part called for. In the script the character of Malak is a little more tolerable and likable. I think they had some old guy and Danny Devito lined up for that role even.

What I loved best about Walter was his hair, he looked a radiation victim, bald patches all over.
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 19 Jun - 21:45

Sure, I know that Conan the Barbarian is an epic movie and The Destroyer just a rather unknown, little bit trashy, sequel.
But still, couldn`t hold my comment back. Wink

From the original Conan, I can`t think of a better cast.
Rexor was played by Ben Davidson, right?
But who are Brak and Yaro?
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 19 Jun - 21:53

Yeah, Ben Davidison, he was pretty good. This topic was mainly fan fun and bordom. Arnold I think was surely great in the role, maybe a more muscled Mel Gibson wouldve been good too back then. But I think Arnold wouldve looked good with blackhair, he usually keeps it brown or sometimes he dyes it reddish or blondish. In CTD his wig was a brown-blond and he looked awful.
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Sun 22 Jun - 14:04

(Sorry if i'm wrong)

Brak and Yaro were two characters from early versions of the script, later transformed into Rexor and Thorgrim.

Brak was some kind of neanderthal or mutant, follower of Doom, later Throgrim.

Meanwhile Yaro, later Rexor, was the high priest of the Tower of the Snake. In the comic book adaptation he appears as a black man.
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Sun 22 Jun - 17:07

Brak was Rexor in more dark and hulking brute form, later was split into bits of Yaro and Thorgrim for the movie. Spaghetti Western veteran Aldo Sambrall was to have played Yaro, but was fired sometime during production by Milius, and his shots deleted or refilmed with Ben Davidson . The part called for a black guy however in the script(s), i think Frank McRae was originally cast but dont know what happened there and it switched to Sambrall.

According to William Stout, Schwarzenegger didnt want Lou Ferrigno in the movie and Milius did, and you can see that as the part of Brak was written with him in mind. Figures even back then Arnold was an egotistic ass. Lou battling Arnold wouldve put him to shame I think he feared. Glad he was in the new HULK film and did his voice and roar, classic stuff there and very good film.

Thorgrim was invented for the production movie, was missing in the scripts.
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Tue 24 Jun - 18:46

A pic of Brando in the WILD ONE.


By RENATO CASARO. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Wed 25 Jun - 7:11

Stella there I doubt wouldve did the bit part anyhow, he wouldve wanted like 5 million or maybe 10. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Sun 29 Jun - 12:26

Hey Turd, what about Adrieene Barbeau? I thought she had the nice Frazetta like body and proportions and wouldve made for a good Belit

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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Sat 30 Aug - 3:46

My choice for young Conan:




Dunno his name. Bear-Ass-Kicker or somehting like that. Mr. Green
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Sat 30 Aug - 3:49

Better off with Lightfoot from Kull. Wink

hey, check out Arnold-Conan the centaur:

http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26842
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Sat 30 Aug - 5:18

Lol! It's great! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Wed 17 Sep - 22:45

Well, let's play to surreal casting Mr. Green


(In order of apparition)


CONAN'S FATHER:

Robert Shaw






CONAN'S MOTHER:

Michelle Pfeiffer




THULSA DOOM:

Jack Nicholson





Or Marlon Brando






BRAK:

Henry Rollins








REXOR:

Robert Deniro






THORGRIM:

Ron Perlman




RED HAIR:

Harryson Ford




YOUNG CONAN (in his 18-20's):

Jeff Bridges




WITCH-WOLF:

Sigourney Weaver




SUBOTAI:

Toshiro Mifune










VALERIA:

Jessica Biel




YARO:

Dennis Hopper




KING OSRIC:

Al Pacino




WIZARD OF THE MOUNDS:

Charlie Chaplin




YASMINA:

Jennifer Connely






CANNIBAL WHORE:

Mathilda May






ROBERT ERWIN HOWARD (in a prologue):

Orson Welles




ADULT CONAN (in his 40's):

Harvey Keitel






PALLANTIDES:

Rutger Hauer




KING CONAN (in his 60's):

Jeff bridges

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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Wed 17 Sep - 22:54

Why not Rosa Kleb as Princess yasmina?
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 18 Sep - 18:21

Are you kidding ?? Laughing

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/df/Rosa_Klebb_by_Lotte_Lenya.jpg

or you mean Lotte Lenya for real? Shocked

http://www.indexarte.com.ar/imgs/noticias/lotte-jacobi-lotte-lenya.jpg


You sure wouldn't prefer her? Embarassed

http://files.blogter.hu/user_files/4412/stars/jennifer_connelly_nude_000.jpg



I guess you mean my cast if made of old guys, but I would use a time mahine to use them in the ages of the pics, you know, Everything was well planned. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 18 Sep - 20:29

You wouldnt want to see Arnold fight a half naked Rosa Kleb and sting him with her shoe??? It could be better than his fight in End of Days with the obese woman that kicks his ass. Shocked Conan
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 18 Sep - 20:36

Shit you made wanna watch "from Russia" again Laughing

As long as she wasn't in her underwears Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: If you could recast the movie   Thu 18 Sep - 20:54

Flaming Turd wrote:
Shit you made wanna watch "from Russia" again Laughing

As long as she wasn't in her underwears Rolling Eyes

...charming...charming, Charming! Laughing

Matt Monroe's song is excellent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVuL_zgCi4U
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PostSubject: Caroline Munro as Valeria   Thu 2 Oct - 18:59

I could imagine Caroline Munro as Valeria, if CONAN was made in the 1970's...
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