Post by BlackHeart on Dec 14, 2022 18:01:46 GMT -5
Dont know, hun... I respect the man, obviously he is a fan, but sometimes he is not clear to me. It's like he doesn't have the courage to stand in front of the fans when things goes south. Nor has the strength to push through with a project. There's nothing of King Conan movie, but, like him or not, Arnold's persistence in the media is admirable. I would like to see someone else, like Malmberg himself, put even half the effort into a Conan project.
Genre cinema is the proper home for a Conan film, not mega corporations such as Netflix and Amazon. I'm glad that that this is going nowhere with Netflix, it would have been garbage with out a doubt. A hundred thousand or less is perfect for adapting most Conan stories. The only negative aspect here is how long will Neflix hold the rights?
Post by Jason Aiken on Dec 15, 2022 21:42:50 GMT -5
I guess we'll wait until 12/31/2022. But by the gods, hyrkanian, I can't unsee that image. But you're right, we shouldn't be happy with just anything. Hell, I would be happy with that Iron Shadows movie at this point, though.
Do you think there is enough footage to string together Iron Shadows? With all the public domain comic book adaptations coming out overseas... perhaps now is the time to try and release it overseas. After all, how can people be allowed to adapt public domain tales into one medium (comics) and not the other (film)? Doesn't make sense. Now that a Chinese company ultimately owns the property, maybe they won't care. The Chinese laugh in the face of intellectual property rights when it comes to everyone else's stuff.
(to be UBER CLEAR - this is a joke... I have no knowledge of any talks but just combined "Henry Cavill would make solid Conan" + "Cavill quit Witcher" + "Cavill fired from Superman" + "Cavill on new fantasy franchise at Amazon" and out came this joke...)
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Post by Jason Aiken on Dec 16, 2022 13:15:20 GMT -5
I know that's a joke, but it wouldn't be Malberg's fault when it comes to not landing a cast, etc...
From what I can gather he basically whores out the character to the highest bidding studio, whether it be streaming or motion pictures, and it's up to them to put the project together. He'll take a producer credit, etc.. but it's not really fair to blame him for not landing a good lead.
I know you are joking, but after Netflix shit the bed on the Witcher, Cavill probably wasn't keen to work with those idiots again any time soon.