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Twilight Star as the Next Conan

As if Twilight hadn’t added enough suck to the world already…

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/15012010/5/twilight-star-play-conan-0.html

Fuck hollywood and their entire perspective on a muscular physique.

At least he was jacked in the twilight movie and not all pale and emo. I have a gf alright…I was going to be mad if it was Jacob (can’t act) or Edward (just to ghey) but this guy seems like a decent fit for the role. He didn’t have much lines or appearances in Twilight so his acting may be questionable. I’ve only seen him in Twilight.

Well considering there’s NO ONE around that can come close to looking like Arnold did it would be crazy to assume the role wouldn’t change a little bit. This guy has a good build. If he adds 15 pounds and stays real lean he’ll look fine. Other actors are smaller also so he’ll be proportionally bigger.

What happened to Roland Kickinger as Conan? The fucker was the prototype T-800 (arnold bot) in Terminator Salvation and PLAYED ARNOLD IN A MOVIE!

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2009/06/roland-kickinger-terminator.jpg

this has to be a fkn joke!

what comes next?

a Dirt Harry Remake with Shia Labouffe?
a female James Bond?
a Rambo “reboot” starring the Harry Potter Boy?

[quote]Fuzzyapple wrote:
At least he was jacked in the twilight movie and not all pale and emo. I have a gf alright…I was going to be mad if it was Jacob (can’t act) or Edward (just to ghey) but this guy seems like a decent fit for the role. He didn’t have much lines or appearances in Twilight so his acting may be questionable. I’ve only seen him in Twilight.
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Whatever you say buddy…

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


I was hoping it would go to Jason Momoa from Stargate Atlantis.

[quote]samdan wrote:
What happened to Roland Kickinger as Conan? The fucker was the prototype T-800 (arnold bot) in Terminator Salvation and PLAYED ARNOLD IN A MOVIE!

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2009/06/roland-kickinger-terminator.jpg [/quote]

That’s pretty simple. He can’t act. He surely would have been in a few more movies by now if he was able to.

His whole image as the T-800 was enhanced with CGI. It wasn’t just Arnold’s head. The whole body was touched up. Look at pictures of him then look at pics of the character from the movie.

[quote]BONEZ217 wrote:

[quote]Fuzzyapple wrote:
At least he was jacked in the twilight movie and not all pale and emo. I have a gf alright…I was going to be mad if it was Jacob (can’t act) or Edward (just to ghey) but this guy seems like a decent fit for the role. He didn’t have much lines or appearances in Twilight so his acting may be questionable. I’ve only seen him in Twilight.
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Whatever you say buddy…[/quote]

I wished the delete button was working.

[quote]BONEZ217 wrote:

[quote]samdan wrote:
What happened to Roland Kickinger as Conan? The fucker was the prototype T-800 (arnold bot) in Terminator Salvation and PLAYED ARNOLD IN A MOVIE!

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2009/06/roland-kickinger-terminator.jpg[/quote]

That’s pretty simple. He can’t act. He surely would have been in a few more movies by now if he was able to.

His whole image as the T-800 was enhanced with CGI. It wasn’t just Arnold’s head. The whole body was touched up. Look at pictures of him then look at pics of the character from the movie. [/quote]

Maybe for a bit part he needed a little touching up, but when he needs to be buff for a whole movie you don’t think a former Mr. Universe couldn’t build up the physique again?

And really, does Conan require great acting skills? I respect Arnold in many ways but there’s a reason he never won an Academy Award…

DAMN YOU GAY HOLLYWOOD! LEAVE MY MOVIES ALONE!

The Conan film was rescued from being a B-movie by a few things: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones (just as iconic as Arnold, really, if only for his voice), the supporting cast (Sandahl Bergman was perfect casting, even though she wasn’t a great actor), and the score by Basil Poledouris. If you can’t replicate those things, then I don’t think it will work.

Looking into this a little more… Kellan Lutz has done some pretty straight stuff (including Generation Kill) and while I haven’t seen any pictures of him I would call huge, there are a decent number of references to him having been bigger before he was a well-ish known actor (and dropped some weight to be more mainstream to get off the ground).

I shall defer judgement until I see him behind the scenes in early photos.

[quote]Rational Gaze wrote:
The Conan film was rescued from being a B-movie by a few things: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones (just as iconic as Arnold, really, if only for his voice), the supporting cast (Sandahl Bergman was perfect casting, even though she wasn’t a great actor), and the score by Basil Poledouris. If you can’t replicate those things, then I don’t think it will work.[/quote]

Not the same. The first movie didn’t have the benefit of literally being a pop culture icon for over 25 years. It may have been a B-Movie when it first came out…because not many people even knew Arnold or knew Conan. Arnold got people in the seats for no other reason than no one had seen someone quit that big in an acting role in a movie. From there, it basically became a part of history since I doubt anyone over the age of 15 in this country is unaware of who Conan is.

Why not use The Rock? Seems to be a little more known and would bring butts to the seats.


Dude’s bigger than 90% of the people on this site and in better shape.

If he gains another 20lbs he’ll be way better than that Kevin Sorbo bullshit that was on tv years back.

[quote]DJHT wrote:
Why not use The Rock? Seems to be a little more known and would bring butts to the seats.[/quote]

No offense, but I actually watched that escape To Witch Mountain crap. The Rock should be pronounced with a lower case “R” from now on. That guy gets smaller in every movie he’s in.

[quote]Professor X wrote:

[quote]DJHT wrote:
Why not use The Rock? Seems to be a little more known and would bring butts to the seats.[/quote]

No offense, but I actually watched that escape To Witch Mountain crap. The Rock should be pronounced with a lower case “R” from now on. That guy gets smaller in every movie he’s in.[/quote]

Well I would agree, I just think if the guy wants to be serious he has to stop taking fucking disney movie roles. Give him 6 months and he could bulk up to play the role. We all want another Arnold or to a lesser case Stallone. Almost everyone over 30 on this site dreams of being huge and strong because of watching Conan. I am tired of the emo generation I dont look like an action star but I am anyway bullshit. What about Cena?