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Conan the Barbarian: The Mask of Acheron

Conan was a commercial success for its backers, grossing more than $100 million at box offices around the world, although the revenue fell short of the level that would qualify the film as a blockbuster . The film earned Schwarzenegger worldwide recognition. Conan has been frequently released on home media , the sales of which had increased the film's gross to more than $300 million by 2007. The film's success led to the 1984 sequel Conan the Destroyer .

Following the witch's advice, Conan and Subotai go to the city of Zamora to seek out Doom. [7] There, they meet Valeria , a female brigand. They burgle the Tower of Serpents, stealing jewels and other valuables from a shrine, slaying a giant snake in the process. After escaping with their loot, the thieves celebrate, and Conan has sex with Valeria. The city guards capture the trio and bring them to King Osric, who requests they rescue his daughter — now a zealot in Doom's cult — for a handsome reward. Subotai and Valeria refuse to take up the quest; Conan, however, motivated by his hatred for Doom and his desire for vengeance, sets off alone to the villain's Temple of Set . [8]

Conan sneaks back to the temple where Doom is addressing the members of his cult. He confronts Doom, who receives him with open arms and attempts to mesmerize him, but the barbarian resists and uses his father's broken sword to behead his nemesis. After the disillusioned cultists disperse, Conan burns down the temple [13] and returns the princess.

Milius based Conan's other companion, Subotai, on Genghis Khan 's main general, Subotai , rather than on any of Howard's characters. [27] According to film critic Roger Ebert , Subotai fulfills the role of a "classic literary type—the Best Pal." [28] He helps the barbarian to kill a giant snake and cuts him down from crucifixion; the thief also cries for his companion during Valeria's cremation, with the explanation that "(h)e is Conan, a Cimmerian. He won't cry, so I cry for him." [29]

Oliver Stone joined the Conan project after Paramount Pictures offered to fund the film's initial $2.5 million budget if a "name screenwriter" was on the team. [42] After securing Stone's services, Pressman approached Frank Frazetta to be a "visual consultant", but they failed to come to terms. [43] The producer then engaged Ron Cobb , who had just completed a set design job on Alien (1979). [44] Cobb made a series of paintings and drawings for Pressman before leaving to join Milius on another project. [45]

Milius felt, "all the basic emotions [in the script] are always accessible to audiences. All of the things that Conan does we all feel ourselves. He just acts on them with more intensity than we do. He is a character who relies on the animal. And I always believe that the animal instincts are often the worst part of them. All you do when you evolve is corrupt yourself sooner or later." [92]

The third film in the Conan trilogy was planned for 1987 to be titled Conan the Conqueror . The director was to be either Guy Hamilton or John Guillermin . Since Arnold Schwarzenegger was committed to the film Predator and De Laurentiis's contract with the star had expired after his obligation to Red Sonja and Raw Deal , he wasn't keen to negotiate a new one; thus the third Conan movie sank into development hell . The script was eventually turned into Kull the Conqueror .

Template:Wikiquote Template:Wikisource Template:Commons category * Conan Bibliography compiled by Bruce L. Precourt – January 1998 * The Works of Robert E. Howard * Conan: The Official Website * Conan the Barbarian at AmratheLion.com * Maps of the Hyborian Age * Online MMORPG "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" by Funcom * Conan RPG by Mongoose Publishing * "From Pen to Sword: Robert E. Howard's Conan," by John J. Miller * I Love Comix Archive: Conan the Barbarian * Info about the Conan stories * Template:Cite web * Robert E. Howard, The Father of Conan   Template:Conan Template:Robert E. Howard Template:Fantasy fiction    Template:Link GA  

Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian ) is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard in a series of fantasy pulp stories published in Weird Tales in the 1930s. After Howard committed suicide in 1936, his unfinished works were edited and expanded upon by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter . The character of Conan has been penned by a number of authors mostly notably by Robert Jordan and Oliver Stone (who helped write the 1982 film).

Conan has been the subject of other media works in addition to books. He has appeared in comic books since 1970, been used in two feature length films in the 1980s starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, three different television series in the 1990s, and video games since 1984.

Conan was a commercial success for its backers, grossing more than $100 million at box offices around the world, although the revenue fell short of the level that would qualify the film as a blockbuster . The film earned Schwarzenegger worldwide recognition. Conan has been frequently released on home media , the sales of which had increased the film's gross to more than $300 million by 2007. The film's success led to the 1984 sequel Conan the Destroyer .

Following the witch's advice, Conan and Subotai go to the city of Zamora to seek out Doom. [7] There, they meet Valeria , a female brigand. They burgle the Tower of Serpents, stealing jewels and other valuables from a shrine, slaying a giant snake in the process. After escaping with their loot, the thieves celebrate, and Conan has sex with Valeria. The city guards capture the trio and bring them to King Osric, who requests they rescue his daughter — now a zealot in Doom's cult — for a handsome reward. Subotai and Valeria refuse to take up the quest; Conan, however, motivated by his hatred for Doom and his desire for vengeance, sets off alone to the villain's Temple of Set . [8]

Conan sneaks back to the temple where Doom is addressing the members of his cult. He confronts Doom, who receives him with open arms and attempts to mesmerize him, but the barbarian resists and uses his father's broken sword to behead his nemesis. After the disillusioned cultists disperse, Conan burns down the temple [13] and returns the princess.

Milius based Conan's other companion, Subotai, on Genghis Khan 's main general, Subotai , rather than on any of Howard's characters. [27] According to film critic Roger Ebert , Subotai fulfills the role of a "classic literary type—the Best Pal." [28] He helps the barbarian to kill a giant snake and cuts him down from crucifixion; the thief also cries for his companion during Valeria's cremation, with the explanation that "(h)e is Conan, a Cimmerian. He won't cry, so I cry for him." [29]

Oliver Stone joined the Conan project after Paramount Pictures offered to fund the film's initial $2.5 million budget if a "name screenwriter" was on the team. [42] After securing Stone's services, Pressman approached Frank Frazetta to be a "visual consultant", but they failed to come to terms. [43] The producer then engaged Ron Cobb , who had just completed a set design job on Alien (1979). [44] Cobb made a series of paintings and drawings for Pressman before leaving to join Milius on another project. [45]

Milius felt, "all the basic emotions [in the script] are always accessible to audiences. All of the things that Conan does we all feel ourselves. He just acts on them with more intensity than we do. He is a character who relies on the animal. And I always believe that the animal instincts are often the worst part of them. All you do when you evolve is corrupt yourself sooner or later." [92]

Conan was a commercial success for its backers, grossing more than $100 million at box offices around the world, although the revenue fell short of the level that would qualify the film as a blockbuster . The film earned Schwarzenegger worldwide recognition. Conan has been frequently released on home media , the sales of which had increased the film's gross to more than $300 million by 2007. The film's success led to the 1984 sequel Conan the Destroyer .

Following the witch's advice, Conan and Subotai go to the city of Zamora to seek out Doom. [7] There, they meet Valeria , a female brigand. They burgle the Tower of Serpents, stealing jewels and other valuables from a shrine, slaying a giant snake in the process. After escaping with their loot, the thieves celebrate, and Conan has sex with Valeria. The city guards capture the trio and bring them to King Osric, who requests they rescue his daughter — now a zealot in Doom's cult — for a handsome reward. Subotai and Valeria refuse to take up the quest; Conan, however, motivated by his hatred for Doom and his desire for vengeance, sets off alone to the villain's Temple of Set . [8]

Conan sneaks back to the temple where Doom is addressing the members of his cult. He confronts Doom, who receives him with open arms and attempts to mesmerize him, but the barbarian resists and uses his father's broken sword to behead his nemesis. After the disillusioned cultists disperse, Conan burns down the temple [13] and returns the princess.

Milius based Conan's other companion, Subotai, on Genghis Khan 's main general, Subotai , rather than on any of Howard's characters. [27] According to film critic Roger Ebert , Subotai fulfills the role of a "classic literary type—the Best Pal." [28] He helps the barbarian to kill a giant snake and cuts him down from crucifixion; the thief also cries for his companion during Valeria's cremation, with the explanation that "(h)e is Conan, a Cimmerian. He won't cry, so I cry for him." [29]

Oliver Stone joined the Conan project after Paramount Pictures offered to fund the film's initial $2.5 million budget if a "name screenwriter" was on the team. [42] After securing Stone's services, Pressman approached Frank Frazetta to be a "visual consultant", but they failed to come to terms. [43] The producer then engaged Ron Cobb , who had just completed a set design job on Alien (1979). [44] Cobb made a series of paintings and drawings for Pressman before leaving to join Milius on another project. [45]

Milius felt, "all the basic emotions [in the script] are always accessible to audiences. All of the things that Conan does we all feel ourselves. He just acts on them with more intensity than we do. He is a character who relies on the animal. And I always believe that the animal instincts are often the worst part of them. All you do when you evolve is corrupt yourself sooner or later." [92]

The third film in the Conan trilogy was planned for 1987 to be titled Conan the Conqueror . The director was to be either Guy Hamilton or John Guillermin . Since Arnold Schwarzenegger was committed to the film Predator and De Laurentiis's contract with the star had expired after his obligation to Red Sonja and Raw Deal , he wasn't keen to negotiate a new one; thus the third Conan movie sank into development hell . The script was eventually turned into Kull the Conqueror .

Template:Wikiquote Template:Wikisource Template:Commons category * Conan Bibliography compiled by Bruce L. Precourt – January 1998 * The Works of Robert E. Howard * Conan: The Official Website * Conan the Barbarian at AmratheLion.com * Maps of the Hyborian Age * Online MMORPG "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" by Funcom * Conan RPG by Mongoose Publishing * "From Pen to Sword: Robert E. Howard's Conan," by John J. Miller * I Love Comix Archive: Conan the Barbarian * Info about the Conan stories * Template:Cite web * Robert E. Howard, The Father of Conan   Template:Conan Template:Robert E. Howard Template:Fantasy fiction    Template:Link GA  



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