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Top 10 Best High Fantasy Movies

5 December 2012 6:00 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

"If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. You have my sword."

Fans of high fantasy — fantasy that takes place on an epic scale in an imaginary world in which otherwise supernatural creatures and forces are simply a part of the natural environment — were all but left out in the cold in 2012, while superheroes, aliens and secret agents were free to run amok on the big screen. Where were all of the wizards, dragons and elves? Except for animated movies and the pair of Snow White adaptations, high fantasy movies have been noticeably absent from the Cineplex of late.

Thankfully, fans of the fantasy sub-genre will not have to wait much longer with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening in only a matter of days and Russian director Sergei Bodrov's (Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan) new fantasy adventure, Seventh Son — that's a begrizzled Jeff Bridges »

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Writer-Producer Talks Arnold’s Return In “The Legend of Conan”

4 December 2012 11:12 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

A while back, we learned that Arnold Schwarzenegger had agreed to reprise his role of Conan the Barbarian for The Legend Of Conan. In an interview, writer-producer Chris Morgan (Wanted and Fast Five) talked about how he convinced Arnold and the story he has planned.

How he described the film to Arnold: “Not a reboot, not a remake. Just an update. Where has the character been all this time? A catch-up with Conan.”

The story: “He’s not going out and fighting battles, but he ends up getting drawn into something and he has to access the barbarian he was in his youth. I love that Conan has been many things in his life, notably a pirate, a major tactician and a commander of men. In this movie, we’re going to tap into some of those things – things you haven’t seen on screen yet. I want the warrior »

- Andy Greene

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Chris Morgan Discusses Legend Of Conan

4 December 2012 12:26 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It's a month or so since the surprise announcement that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be returning to his first signature role for a very belated sequel to John Milius' Conan the Barbarian. Since that news broke there's been no further information, but the La Times' Hero Complex blog has now caught up with producer and possible writer Chris Morgan to garner a little bit more more information on Legend Of Conan's intended tone and direction.The initial announcement, you'll recall, played up the idea that this would be Conan's Unforgiven, picking up the Cimmerian's story much later in life, in the period when he's king of Aquilonia. Morgan says that was key to convincing Arnold to pick up the gauntlet again."To put yourself out there in your 60s? As Conan the Barbarian? I could see why he’d hesitate. You’re really putting yourself out there," Morgan says. But »

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An Update On That Big Arnold Schwarzenegger Conan Movie

4 December 2012 12:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Everybody here at The Hollywood News, and when I say everyone, I say me, is very excited about a new Conan movie, and in particular a brand new film that will star one Arnold Schwarzenegger. Well, today the film’s writer/ producer Chris Morgan, about what we can expect from the new movie, titled The Legend Of Conan , and how selling the film to Arnie was such a hard deal.

This is how he did it:

He told Schwarzenegger; “[It's] not a reboot, not a remake. Just an update. Where has the character been all this time? A catch-up with Conan.”

He says: “He’s not going out and fighting battles, but he ends up getting drawn into something and he has to access the barbarian he was in his youth. I love that Conan has been many things in his life, notably a pirate, a major tactician and a commander of men. »

- Paul Heath

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Producer Chris Morgan Discusses ‘Legend of Conan’ Themes & Plot

3 December 2012 8:55 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to his action star roots with the upcoming films The Last Stand, The Tomb, and Ten, but the 65-year-old former Governor hasn’t been shy about accepting his old age. In each of his new roles, Schwarzenegger is playing characters that are bruised and battered and, generally speaking, wiser for it.

Nowhere will this new identity be clearer than in Schwarzenegger’s return to one of his most famous characters, Conan the Barbarian, in the film Legend of Conan. Recently, producer Chris Morgan talked about the movie and how the sequel will depict a Conan that is far removed from his warrior days.

Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, Morgan explained that in the new film, Conan is deep into his “magisterial rule ...

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- Rob Frappier

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Legend Of Conan Producer Chris Morgan Talks About Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Return as the Warrior King

3 December 2012 4:36 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We owe our thanks to screenwriter/producer Chris Morgan (Wanted), whose passion for bringing Conan the Barbarian back to the big screen also managed to convince Arnold Schwarzenegger to reprise the role. In the end, it was Morgan's description of The Legend of Conan, as more of a "cultural catch-up" than a reboot, that got the 65-year-old Schwarzenegger interested in the project. The veteran action star has already appeared in both The Expendables films after leaving office and will next star in Kim Jee-woon's actioner The Last Stand, followed by David Ayer's drug enforcement flick, Ten; but The Legend of Conan offers something more than just a return to his former action-hero glory. Hit the jump to see what Morgan has in store for The Legend of Conan. In a recent interview with Hero Complex, Morgan spoke at length about convincing Schwarzenegger to take the role, as well as »

- Dave Trumbore

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Producer Chris Morgan Talks Arnold's 'The Legend of Conan' Sequel

3 December 2012 2:02 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Back in October, we were surprised to find out that Arnold Schwarzenegger had signed on to reprise his iconic role of Conan the Barbarian in a new film called The Legend of Conan that ignores the existence of Jason Momoa's 2011 reboot. No director has been set yet, but this one will be a direct sequel to 1984's Conan the Destroyer that picks up with Arnold as an aging warrior (he'll be 67 years old when the film comes out in 2014), and Hero Complex recently spoke with screenwriter/producer Chris Morgan about how he convinced Arnold to come back to the character, what we can expect from the new sequel and more. Because Morgan is contracted to write another Fast and Furious sequel for Universal, he may not be able to write The Legend of Conan as previously thought. But if the timing doesn't work out, he'll handpick the writer and »

- Ben Pearson

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Writer Chris Morgan Talks ‘Legend of Conan’

3 December 2012 11:14 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Chris Morgan is perhaps best known for writing the last few Fast & Furious films. Now he’s attempting to bring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Conan back to the big screen in The Legend of Conan.

Needless to say, with Schwarzenegger now in his sixties, we’re not going to get the same Conan we did in the eighties. Morgan had to convince Arnold this was the right move or him as Schwarzenegger tries to rejuvenate his film career.

Morgan:

“To put yourself out there in your 60s? As Conan the Barbarian? I could see why he’d hesitate. You’re really putting yourself out there.

“He’s not going out and fighting battles, but he ends up getting drawn into something. And he has to access the barbarian he was in his youth. I love that Conan has been many things in his life, notably a pirate, a major tactician and a commander of men. »

- Philip Sticco

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Chris Morgan talks tone and why Arnold hesitated doing The Legend of Conan

3 December 2012 11:01 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I know many of you are excited about the upcoming Conan installment, The Legend Of Conan. In an interview with the La Times, Screenwriter-producer Chris Morgan talks about getting Arnold Schwarzenegger back, the tone of the film, and his own personal dedication to the project. Morgan started by speaking on Arnold's uncertainty to get involved with the film, .To put yourself out there in your 60s? As Conan the Barbarian? I could see why he.d hesitate. You.re really putting yourself out »

- Niki Stephens

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The Legend of Conan to Catch-Up with Conan Late in Life; No CGI Will Be Used on Arnold Schwarzenegger

3 December 2012 10:58 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in October, we reported the exciting news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning as Conan The Barbarian in the Universal Pictures sequel The Legend of Conan, with Chris Morgan (The Fast and the Furious 6) attached to produce. Today, the writer-producer revealed that he convinced Arnold Schwarzenegger to come on board by presenting the project as a reunion with an old friend.

"(It's) not a reboot, not a remake. Just an update. Where has the character been all this time? A catch-up with Conan."

The story will take place during Conan's reign over his mystical kingdom, where he isn't fighting physical battles anymore.

"He's not going out and fighting battles, but he ends up getting drawn into something. And he has to access the barbarian he was in his youth. I love that Conan has been many things in his life, notably a pirate, a major tactician and a commander of men. »

- MovieWeb

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'Legend Of Conan' Producer Promises A Story Worth Telling

3 December 2012 10:45 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

Conan the Barbarian is returning to us, but this time he won't be harder, better, faster or stronger. Instead, "The Legend of Conan" will pick up years after the Cimmerian warrior was in his prime, and will star an aging Arnold Schwarzenegger as well. But instead of being a bad idea like some believe, producer Chris Morgan said that this is the best approach for the story.

"I want the warrior whose joints have started to fuse together, who has to crack the cartilage so he can pick up a sword again,” Morgan told The Los Angeles Times. “I want the guy who’s not necessarily lost a step, but there’s some rust he has to shake off. I want to embrace that. It makes it a greater hero story."

He continued, "Conan needs to be faced with challenges. The greatest challenge to him isn’t the armies that are set before him. »

- Terri Schwartz

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New Details On Arnold Schwarzenegger's Return In The Legend Of Conan

3 December 2012 7:05 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Last month, it was announced that Universal Pictures have acquired the film rights to the Conan The Barbarian franchise, and will be making a new film titled The Legend Of Conan which will see Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising one of his most popular roles. Screenwriter/producer Chris Morgan (Wanted) was then suggested to be writing the script, as long as he pens a draft of the seventh Fast And Furious movie first for the studio. Speaking with the La Times' Hero Complex, Morgan offers some new details on what we can expect from the upcoming film. "To put yourself out there in your 60s? As Conan the Barbarian? I could see why he’d hesitate," he said on Schwarzenegger playing the character again. "You’re really putting yourself out there." The writer also confirms that the film is "Not a reboot, not a remake. Just an update. Where has the character been all this time? »

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Tomorrow’s Hudson Horror Show 666 Schedule

30 November 2012 11:46 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Hudson Horror Show 666 will be taking place all day tomorrow and we’ll be there to cover the event. All movies are being shown off of 35mm prints and include The Devil’s Rain, Phantasm II, Re-Animator, Black Christmas, and more. If you’re considering attending or already picked up tickets, we have new details, including the schedule of events.

“On Saturday, December 1st, 2012 (12-1-12), Hudson Horror Show 666 will present a whopping six movies (for the price of five) along with shorts and vintage trailers, all off rare 35mm films. It’s a massive, sweaty 12 hour explosion of horror and exploitation!

This is by the far the biggest and most diverse lineup of movies we have ever presented. The show starts and heaven will be torn asunder as you run from, The Devil’S Rain! Starring Ernest Borgnine, William Shatner, Tom Skerrit, and an appearance by John Travolta, »

- Jonathan James

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Full schedule: Tomorrow’s Hudson Horror 666 in NY

30 November 2012 6:43 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The event takes place at Poughkeepsie, NY’s Silver Cinemas at the South Hills Mall (1895 South Road), with the doors opening at noon. The lineup of fright features and terrifying trailers is as follows:

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: Trailers/The Devil’S Rain (86 min.)

2 p.m.-2:10 p.m.: Break

2:10 p.m.-3:50 p.m.: Trailers/Black Christmas (98 min.)

3:50 p.m.-4 p.m.: Break

4 p.m.-5:45 p.m.: Trailers/Switchblade Sisters (91 min.)

5:45 p.m.-6 p.m.: Break

6 p.m.-7:45 p.m.: Trailers/Phantasm II (97 min.)

7:45 p.m.-8 p.m.: Break

8 p.m.-9:40 p.m.: Trailers/Re-animator (86 min.)

9:40 p.m.-9:55 p.m.: Break

9:55 p.m.-12 a.m.: Trailers/Conan The Barbarian (129 min.)

There will also be prize giveaways »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (Michael Gingold)

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Full schedule: Tomorrow’s Hudson Horror 666 in NY

30 November 2012 6:43 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The event takes place at Poughkeepsie, NY’s Silver Cinemas at the South Hills Mall (1895 South Road), with the doors opening at noon. The lineup of fright features and terrifying trailers is as follows:

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: Trailers/The Devil’S Rain (86 min.)

2 p.m.-2:10 p.m.: Break

2:10 p.m.-3:50 p.m.: Trailers/Black Christmas (98 min.)

3:50 p.m.-4 p.m.: Break

4 p.m.-5:45 p.m.: Trailers/Switchblade Sisters (91 min.)

5:45 p.m.-6 p.m.: Break

6 p.m.-7:45 p.m.: Trailers/Phantasm II (97 min.)

7:45 p.m.-8 p.m.: Break

8 p.m.-9:40 p.m.: Trailers/Re-animator (86 min.)

9:40 p.m.-9:55 p.m.: Break

9:55 p.m.-12 a.m.: Trailers/Conan The Barbarian (129 min.)

There will also be prize giveaways »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (Michael Gingold)

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Full schedule: Tomorrow’s Hudson Horror 666 in NY

30 November 2012 6:43 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The event takes place at Poughkeepsie, NY’s Silver Cinemas at the South Hills Mall (1895 South Road), with the doors opening at noon. The lineup of fright features and terrifying trailers is as follows:

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: Trailers/The Devil’S Rain (86 min.)

2 p.m.-2:10 p.m.: Break

2:10 p.m.-3:50 p.m.: Trailers/Black Christmas (98 min.)

3:50 p.m.-4 p.m.: Break

4 p.m.-5:45 p.m.: Trailers/Switchblade Sisters (91 min.)

5:45 p.m.-6 p.m.: Break

6 p.m.-7:45 p.m.: Trailers/Phantasm II (97 min.)

7:45 p.m.-8 p.m.: Break

8 p.m.-9:40 p.m.: Trailers/Re-animator (86 min.)

9:40 p.m.-9:55 p.m.: Break

9:55 p.m.-12 a.m.: Trailers/Conan The Barbarian (129 min.)

There will also be prize giveaways »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (Michael Gingold)

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80′s Movies That Hollywood Should Not Remake

28 November 2012 1:44 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hollywood has a horrible track record at remaking older movies. Achieving one or two successful attempts a year, compared to the dozens that fall flat on their face, is not a passing grade. The majority of remakes have – and will continue to be – a perfect way to butcher a former film’s credibility. Upon further examination, it seems that the majority of remakes come from the most schlocky and progressive decade in film’s history: the 1980′s.

Total Recall, Footloose, The Karate Kid, Fright Night, The Thing, Conan the Barbarian etc. Hollywood consistently tries to recapture a spark that was once lit, during a time where ambitious ideas and large scale spectacles were beginning to fully mesh into a cohesive package. Unfortunately, Hollywood has a hard time remembering it’s 2012 and things work differently now.

80′s movies should be perceived in the same manner as 80′s fashion was; a trend that worked at the time, »

- Benjo Colautti

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Amazon Cyber Monday Deals Guide

26 November 2012 9:50 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Cyber Monday is here and Amazon.com are offering DVD and Blu-ray sales deals for this online-centric final day of the week-long discount shopping sales period. Below are the biggest bargains I've found, many of which have carried over from the Black Friday sales. This is your last chance to get this discounts though, it all goes back to normal soon.

Please note that Dark Horizons will earn a very small referral fee when readers purchase something on Amazon through one of the links below. Said fee helps contribute towards the site's running costs, so if you do grab something - thank you. In terms of personal recommendations for titles and bargains below:

Cyber Monday Blu-ray Picks:

The Criterion disc sale is continuing apace and there's a whole separate article for it right here. Joining since yesterday are titles like "Black Orpheus," "Certified Copy," "Eating Raoul," "House," "La Haine," "The Last Days of Disco, »

- Garth Franklin

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Kellan Lutz tell his his 'Tarzan' audition story on 'Jimmy Fallon'

15 November 2012 5:01 PM, PST | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

Last night, Kellan Lutz continued his turn on the promotional train for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and hit up Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to talk about the end of the Saga, and the subject of his audition for Tarzan 3D came up. According to Lutz, he had a wig specially made prior to his Tarzan audition - for his previous audition to Conan The Barbarian - which made him look a tad "barbaric." So, when he came to the audition for Tarzan, he was unaware that the project would be motion capture, and he showed up with the wig. "This is in one of those commercial cattle call auditions ...,,, »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Hudson Horror Show 666 Announcement and Trailer

12 November 2012 8:43 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Hudson Horror Show will be taking place on December 1st and we wanted to give our readers more information on the event, including the great line-up of films that they will be screening. All movies are being shown off of 35mm prints and include The Devil’s Rain, Phantasm II, Re-Animator, Black Christmas, and more. Continue reading for the official announcement and trailer:

“On Saturday, December 1st, 2012 (12-1-12), Hudson Horror Show 666 will present a whopping six movies (for the price of five) along with shorts and vintage trailers, all off rare 35mm films. It’s a massive, sweaty 12 hour explosion of horror and exploitation!

This is by the far the biggest and most diverse lineup of movies we have ever presented. The show starts and heaven will be torn asunder as you run from, The Devil’S Rain! Starring Ernest Borgnine, William Shatner, Tom Skerrit, and an appearance by John Travolta, »

- Jonathan James

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