Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Interview with Benito Gallego!

CROM! reader, and crusading blogger, MilkManX, whose blog, Rebirth of Classic Comic Art, is devoted to the continuing appreciation of old-school ink-under-your-nails style of art that we all grew up on, posted a brilliant interview with renowned artist and John Buscema "student", Benito Gallego, whose work stands out as some of the best of the best and reminds us all of the heyday of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian comics.

You can read the full article HERE, and visit Mr. Gallego's deviantArt gallery HERE.

Super-mega-crazy-hella-awesome thanks to MilkManX for posting such a killer interview and sharing it with the readers of CROM!

Friday, January 22, 2010

We Have a New Conan!

And here he is, Jason Momoa!

According to the article on /Film:

Recently we heard that Nu Image/Millennium and Lionsgate were looking at three actors as possible options to be the new Conan the Barbarian in the film to be directed by Marcus Nispel. There was Jason Momoa, from Stargate: Atlantis; Kellan Lutz from Twilight; and a third, then-unnamed actor who turned out to be Jared Padalecki. Now two sources are reporting that the choice has been made, and it is Momoa.

Latino Review and Deadline Hollywood (the latter being the source of the original casting info) broke the news at about the same time this evening. This is the first really interesting news that has come out about the film. At the time Momoa’s name came out as an option I noted that he had a great look for the character — he’s physically imposing, but also looks smart and calculating. He’s not just some brute, and therefore a lot closer to Robert E. Howard’s original version of the character than was Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Both sources report report that Momoa has been the top choice of Marcus Nispel, with LR saying that he charmed the hell out of execs and Deadline saying a few test scenes Nispel shot of Momoa in character were the tipping point. Either way, it’s an intriguing choice, and I’m happy to see that Kellan Lutz wasn’t chosen simply for the fact that he’s in Twilight.

Additionally, Latino Review is hearing that Mickey Rourke has been offered a role as Conan’s father. That’s just an offer for now, but we’ll keep on top of the cast as it develops. Shooting is scheduled for March in Bulgaria.

Before Conan hits, Momoa will be seen in the HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, with the pilot directed by Thomas McCarthy.

Well, there it is, fellow Conan fans! Let's hear your thoughts!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Barbarian Flash Game!

I'm not sure if everyone got to see the link that CROM! reader Kaiser Crowbar posted for us in the comments section a couple of posts back, so I wanted to repost it here with a couple of screen shots.

I just spent way too much time playing this game, which seemed stupid at first until I realized how much time had passed and that I was actually having a blast! Give it a shot. It's free!

You can play the game by clicking thy mighty mouse cursor HERE! Have fun, by Crom! And again, thanks a bunch to Kaiser Crowbar for hipping us to this barbaric awesomeness!

Video Sneak Peek at the New Sideshow Conan Diorama!