No, O Prince By Roderick on November 9, 2007 5 There are five different Robert E. Howard movies currently slated to come out over the next two years. Should I be excited? Not if induction from the wretched history of past adaptations is anything to go by. Science Fiction
The direct-to-DVD, animated “Red Nails” movie should be good. The one that was news to me was the Bran Mak Morn movie, which has the potential to be the best but is also the hardest to get right. So, no, apart from “Red Nails” you shouldn’t get your hopes up.
I thought The Whole Wide World was pretty good. . . .
Come on, the first Conan film is a classic of fantasy film making. When (was it?) James Cameron was still involved he wanted to make it more obviously fantasy, with more magic and weird creatures, but I think the gritty, more sword-and-sandle feel, combined with that excellent score, make a pretty good film.
The second one was shit, though!
Oops, it was Oliver Stone, not Cameron. Of course it was, stupid me!
One of those is a video game. So, only 4 movies with a high probablilty of suckage. But, as with LOTR, it depends on who writes/directs. It _could_ be decent.