Reboot will differ from Arnold Schwarzenegger's classic: director

Published: Oct 16, 2012, 09:06 IST | PTI

Filmmaker Marcus Nispel, who is all set to release the reboot of 'Conan the Barbarian', said he wanted to give moviegoers a reason to see the new take on the character Arnold Schwarzenegger has made iconic in 1982.

American model-actor Jason Momoa will take on the iconic role in Lionsgate's update of the 1980s film franchise, which will hit theatres this week, said the Hollywood Reporter.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pic/Santa Banta

"Our collective perception of who Conan is really changes through the decades and is not just defined by one thing alone. He needs to be updated," Nispel said. The new movie will see going into a world where he survives as a thief, pirate and warrior after his father is murdered and the village is destroyed.

He then meets the warlord responsible for the destruction of his tribe. "Is this still a generation that embraces or reveres machoism? Are they still into an experience where you get dirt under your nails, and that's sweaty and grimy and hard-core? I believe they will be," he added. 

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