Hacking, slashing, goring and gouging its way into theaters this week is Lionsgate’s new fantasy-adventure Conan the Barbarian. Though ostensibly a remake of John Milius’ 1982 film, which helped launch Arnold Schwarzenneger’s blockbuster career, the new Conan hews closer to pulp author Robert E. Howard’s original tales of the wandering Cimmerian warrior than its predecessor. Directed by Marcus Nispel (Pathfinder, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake) and starring Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa, it is a blistering, hard-R epic that gives no quarter to restraint or moderation in its unrelenting pursuit of action-movie immortality.
We recently caught up with the stars of Conan the Barbarian to talk about their bloody new film. Below are the highlights from our exclusive interviews:
Rachel Nichols on Conan’s unique approach to courtship, her unsexy sex scene, and the joy of spilling blood:
Rose McGowan on coming out of retirement and her character’s daddy issues: