Deadline Hollywood is often dead on when posting rumors, so we’re going to believe the crew over there this time with their announcement that 30-year-old actor Jason Momoa has been cast as Conan in the Lionsgate Millenium Films latest adaptation of the Robert E. Howard’s classic character.

Sources said that director Marcus Nispel was sold on Momoa, and won over the filmmakers by shooting a few trial scenes that allowed Momoa to wield a sword and behave very Schwarzenegger-like. This keeps the film on course for a March 15 production start in Bulgaria

Sounds good to me.  Let’s get this project in front of the lens, and then get it in theaters.

via Deadline Hollywood

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  1. Brent
    January 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    Who woulda thunk that Lisa Bonet’s boyfriend and Conan would be the same guy?

  2. Randallw
    January 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    Ronon becomes Conan.

  3. Alimayo Arango
    January 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm — Reply

    I was so looking forward to a new Conan movie. But now….. :(

  4. Steamblade
    January 24, 2010 at 10:01 am — Reply

    Oh, well, so much for that.

  5. Kurt Fenreer
    January 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm — Reply

    I prefer my Conans to be loaded to the gills with steroids. I even have bigger arms than that Momoa guy. We need a bad actor who can barely deliver a line for this role! Vince MacMahon doesn’t have anybody to loan out?

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