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Rachel Nichols cast as Tamara in Marcus Nispel’s Conan

Latino Review is reporting that Rachel Nichols (“G.I. Joe”, “Star Trek”) has landed the role of Tamara in Marcus Nispel’s Conan.  Nichols reportedly edged out other contenders like Jessica Lucas (“Cloverfield”) and Sarah Shahi (“The L Word”).  Click over the jump to read the previously released casting call for the role.

Conan, starring Jason Momoa, begins filming later this month in Bulgaria.

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Stephen Lang offered main villain role in Marcus Nispel’s Conan

Latino Review is reporting that Stephen Lang (Colonel Miles Quaritch in “Avatar”) has been offered the role of Khalar Singh, the main villain in Macus Nispel’s Conan.  A casting breakdown for the role was leaked last year.  Head on over the jump to read it.

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MMA star Bob Sapp cast as Ukafa in Marcus Nispel’s Conan

Latino Review is reporting that MMA star Bob Sapp has been cast as Ukafa in Marcus Nispel’s Conan. Earlier in the week pro wrestling star Shad Gaspard revealed that he had auditioned for the role.

Conan stars Jason Momoa in the lead role with Mickey Rourke in negotiations to […]

Mickey Rourke confirmed for Conan; Sean Hood rewriting script

THR’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that Mickey Rourke is in negotiations to play Conan’s father in Marcus Nispel’s Conan. Last October Latino Review reported that Rourke had been offered the role, but Heat Vision reports that early negotiations fell apart and only a few weeks ago did the parties come back to the table.  In related casting news, pro wrestling star Shad Gaspard revealed that he has auditioned for the role of the main villain Ukafa, opposite lead star Jason Momoa.

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Jason Momoa Cast as Conan + Another Casting Rumor

Last week there were reports that Lionsgate had narrowed down the field of actors to play the lead in Marcus Nispel’s Conan to two: Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis) and Kellen Lutz (The Twilight Saga: New Moon).  At the time the studio wasn’t completely sold on Momoa, and wanted to take some more time to think over the decision and check out someone else.  Two sources: Deadline Hollywood (the original source of the casting news) and Latino Review are now reporting that Momoa has been cast in the role.

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Marcus Nispel To Direct Conan

Variety has confirmed CHUD’s report that Nu Image/Millenium Films has settled on Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) to direct Conan.  Nispel replaces Brett Ratner — to the delight of many — who had to drop out back in May due to scheduling conflicts.

Conan is scheduled to hit theaters in […]

Movie Bites: American Gladiators Movie?, More Conan Director Rumors, Harry Potter 7 Set Photos + more

  • The teaser trailer for Airbender — which will be attached to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (see related story) — will run about 100 seconds. [Frank Marshall]
  • Jonny Ferraro, creator of the American Gladiators TV franchise, is working on a live-action adaptation of the property for the big-screen: “I look forward to creating a compelling story that launches a whole new set of characters,” Producer Scott Mednick said. [Variety]
  • Warner Home Videos has announced a 1-disc DVD, and 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray Director’s Cut’s of Watchmen for release on July 21st.  The director’s cut will feature 25 minutes of additional footage.  More details at DVD Active.

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Artwork for the 2-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray Director’s Cut

  • First we heard news that Brett Ratner had dropped out as director of Conan due to scheduling conflicts, then CHUD reported that James McTeigue may be in line for the directing duties, now comes additional news that Lionsgate is interested in three different choices: Christopher Gans, Neil Marshall and Marcus Nispel.  Head on over to CHUD for more details.
  • Aslyum has released the movie trailer for Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (out on store shelves May 26th) starring Lorenzo Lamas and Deborah Gibson.

Eight more bites including new photos from the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I follow after the jump. Continue reading Movie Bites: American Gladiators Movie?, More Conan Director Rumors, Harry Potter 7 Set Photos + more

Marcus Nispel In Talks To Direct The Last Voyage of Demeter

Marcus Nispel is in talks with Phoenix Pictures to board The Last Voyage of Demeter.  The project is based on a chapter in Bram Stoker’s Dracula which describes the arrival of the count in England on a cargo ship.  In the novel, Stoker tells the story via the captain’s log of the voyage.

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Marcus Nispel To Direct Pacemaker

Production Weekly reports, via their Twitter page, that director Marcus Nispel is attached to direct Pacemaker.  Written by Lars Jacobson, Production Weekly describes the projuct as “Crank meets Taken“.

Works for me!

Nispel’s last film was the successful reboot of Friday the 13th, which grossed a $89.3 million worldwide from a budget of just […]