With the Conan the Barbarian reboot hitting theaters on August 19th, Lionsgate has just released a red-band trailer via IGN. This rage-a-licious peek at the violent Marcus Nispel-directed fantasy adventure certainly whets the appetite, though non-fans may wonder what the appeal is of this brutish barbarian who thirsts for blood and usually communicates through grunts and sword thrusts.
Jason Momoa plays the fictional hulking barbarian, in a role that seems to closely resemble his barbaric warrior-king character on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Conan the Barbarian co-stars Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan, and Ron Perlman.
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.