Ron Burgundy Talks His Dodge Durango Commercials, Ugly Babies, Surviving a Prison Riot, and More on CONAN

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You may recall that in March 2012, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) appeared on Conan to announce Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.  Now, twenty months later, he has returned to promote his new book, Let Me off at the Top! During the interview, he talked about his popular Dodge Durango commercials, ugly babies, and the importance of bags of poop when it comes to surviving a prison riot.  He also treated the audience to some jazz flute to support classy Toronto mayor Rob Ford.  Paramount continues to be bullish in promoting the comedy sequel (just yesterday we posted an exclusive TV spot), but when the promotion is this amusing, I’ll happily watch it.

Hit the jump to check out the videos.  The film also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison FordAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.

LEGEND OF CONAN Reboot Moving Forward with WORLD TRADE CENTER Scribe; Arnold Schwarzenegger Still Attached to Star

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Universal is still moving forward with its Arnold Schwarzenegger-fronted Conan the Barbarian reboot, and the studio has now made a big step towards production by hiring a screenwriter for the pic.  Deadline reports that Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center) has been tapped to pen the script for The Legend of Conan, which will see Schwarzenegger return as the titular king, focusing on his efforts to retain his throne as his reign comes to a close.  The actor could use a hit, as all of his previous comeback attempts have failed to make a splash on the big screen.

Schwarzenegger’s upcoming films include the Sylvester Stallone prison break movie Escape Plan, David Ayer’s ensemble thriller Sabotage, and of course The Expendables 3.   The actor is currently filming the zombie film Maggie.

THE LEGEND OF CONAN: Updates on Production, Plot, Co-Stars, FX Work and a Possible 3D Treatment

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Paradox Entertainment President and CEO Frederik Malmberg recently spoke about the plans to bring The Legend of Conan to the big screen.  Fans who want to see Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the title role can rest assured that the movie is “100% happening” according to Malmberg.  He also gave up some information on the film’s plot points, possible co-stars, balance of practical versus digital effects work and the possibility of releasing the film in 3D.  Hit the jump to see what’s up with The Legend of Conan.

Deleted Scene from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Features Benedict Cumberbatch Showering

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There’s been some controversy over a scene in Star Trek Into Darkness where Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) strips down to her underwear on screen for no reason.  Director J.J. Abrams recently went on Conan to explain his decision by saying that it was intended as a moment of levity in an action-packed scene.  He also said that we see Kirk (Chris Pine) naked from the waist up post-threesome with some alien babes.  Abrams doesn’t seem to quite get it that both scenes objectify women, but in terms of eye candy, Eve and Pine are both very attractive people.  However, if you want some more partial nudity, it turns out there was a deleted scene of Benedict Cumberbatch showering, and thus creating today’s most searched phrase on Google.  This is a real scene, not one made up by Conan.

Hit the jump to check out Cumberbatch’s “evil shower”.

LEGEND OF CONAN Producer Chris Morgan Talks About Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Return as the Warrior King

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We owe our thanks to screenwriter/producer Chris Morgan (Wanted), whose passion for bringing Conan the Barbarian back to the big screen also managed to convince Arnold Schwarzenegger to reprise the role. In the end, it was Morgan’s description of The Legend of Conan, as more of a “cultural catch-up” than a reboot, that got the 65-year-old Schwarzenegger interested in the project. The veteran action star has already appeared in both The Expendables films after leaving office and will next star in Kim Jee-woon’s actioner The Last Stand, followed by David Ayer’s drug enforcement flick, Ten; but The Legend of Conan offers something more than just a return to his former action-hero glory. Hit the jump to see what Morgan has in store for The Legend of Conan.

Limited Paper: Mondo Announces TINA’S MOM’S BOYFRIEND, Fernando Reza’s MYTHIC BEASTS TRAVEL POSTERS, Justin White’s RATED G, and More!

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We’ve got a ton of stuff to get through in Limited Paper today, including a look at Mondo’s next big gallery show (featuring artwork from Australian duo We Buy Your Kids), FroDesignCo’s series of Mythic Beasts Travel Posters (featuring Limited Paper’s spirit animal, the Chupacabra), Gallery1988’s Rated G (featuring work from Justin White), and—because why the hell not—we also need to provide an update on our latest contest/giveaway while teasing the next one.  Phew.  Bring a bookmark and meet me on the other side of the jump, my fellow poster junkies.

TOP 5: CONAN Video Interviews, Rise and Fall of Cult Status, GHOST RIDER Trailer and Images, New BLADE RUNNER, FRIGHT NIGHT Screening

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Every once in a while, I like to remind readers that our weekly “Top 5″ is a perpetual “work in progress.” That in mind, if you ever find yourself thinking, “Man, I wish Jason wasn’t such an idiot and would do this or that with the ‘Top 5′,” then I’m inviting you to either leave your suggestion in the comments section and/or e-mail me (colliderjason@gmail.com). The goal is to make the weekly feature as beneficial and entertaining to you, the reader, as possible. So, by all means, let us know if there is something missing that you would like to see. Now, with that out of the way…

In this week’s installment, you’ll find all of our video interviews with the cast of Conan the Barbarian, Matt’s editorial documenting what he views as the rise and fall of cult status, the first trailer and 34 hi-res images from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, news confirming all of our worst fears regarding a Blade Runner follow-up, and our visit to the Alamo Drafthouse to check out the new Fright Night with stars Anton Yelchin and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Hit the jump for links and brief recaps for each.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN Review

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A good Conan the Barbarian movie shouldn’t be that hard to make.  The character is simple.  He’s a buff, taciturn guy who caves in skulls and cuts his enemies in half with a gigantic sword.  This is Conan.  This is simple. And yet director Marcus Nispel has no idea what kind of Conan movie he wants to make.  Is it a good, old-fashioned sword-and-sorcery flick?  Is it a modern spin on the classic comic book?  Is it a campy action movie?  Is it a self-serious “realistic” drama?  Perhaps a better movie could have melded all of these elements together, but Conan the Barbarian is an absolute mess, and even worse, an absolute bore.

Rose McGowan Video Interview CONAN

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After years in pre-production, including a well respected but unproduced John Milius draft, an aborted Red Sonja redux and a countless hours of fan casting, Conan The Barbarian returns to theaters this Friday with Marcus Nispel directing Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa, as the titular warrior.  Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman and Stephen Lang round out the cast of this 3D bloodbath.

Hemming closer to the fantastical Robert E. Howard books, this new Conan is stripped down and vicious. Recently, I sat down with McGowan to discuss her role as an evil priestess in the film. During our interview we discussed the joy of playing mean, why her Red Sonja film was put on hold, her character’s bizarre, but oddly sensuous appeal, the dangers of STDs in ancient times, and she gave us a tidbit on her upcoming film Fortune, where she might be playing a transvestite.  Hit the jump to watch.

Exclusive: Rachel Nichols Talks CONAN and I, ALEX CROSS

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After years in pre-production, including a well respected but unproduced John Milius draft, an aborted Red Sonja redux and a countless hours of fan casting, Conan The Barbarian returns to theaters this Friday with Marcus Nispel directing Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa, as the titular warrior.  Rose McGowan, Ron Perlman and Stephen Lang round out the cast of this 3D bloodbath.

Hemming closer to the fantastical Robert E. Howard books, this new Conan is stripped down and vicious. Recently, I sat down with Rachel Nichols to discuss her role as a pure blood missionary in the film. During our interview we discussed the benefits of being the only girl on set, the way that the story is built around her femininity, what it takes to win the heart of a barbarian and she gives us a little taste of what the new Alex Cross film, I, Alex Cross, starring Tyler Perry will look and feel like.  Hit the jump to watch.

Exclusive: Jason Momoa Talks CONAN; Reveals He’s Writing and Directing ROAD TO PALOMA

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After years in pre-production, including a well respected but unproduced John Milius draft, an aborted Red Sonja redux and a countless hours of fan casting, Conan The Barbarian returns to theaters this Friday with Marcus Nispel directing Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa, as the titular warrior.  Rose McGowan, Ron Perlman and Stephen Lang round out the cast of this 3D bloodbath.

Hemming closer to the fantastical Robert E. Howard books, this new Conan is stripped down and vicious. Recently, I sat down with Momoa to discuss his take on the role, the film’s massive body count, the choreography, injuries on set, his reticence to engage in other fanboy franchises, tidbits on Bullet to the Head, and reveals he’s going to write and direct Road to Paloma.  Hit the jump for the full interview, the promo trailer for Road to Paloma, and a look inside the interview process.

Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive: Rachel Nichols Talks CONAN THE BARBARIAN, Comic-Con, Girl Fights, and the other Rachel Nichols

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Rachel Nichols has worked out her own little niche: having chick fights, which she lovingly terms as “dope.” The stunning blonde actress stands 5’10” but is as gentle and open as can be. No wonder they found her to be a great match for the 6’4” Jason Momoa as they co-star in Lionsgate’s Conan the Barbarian revamp. When I sat down with Nichols yesterday afternoon, we explored what it feels like to be a first-timer at Comic-Con, girl fights, the challenges of shooting in Bulgaria, and even the other Rachel Nichols at ESPN. For my full interview transcript and audio, hit the jump.

Comic-Con 2011: Exclusive Interview: Jason Momoa Talks CONAN THE BARBARIAN, GAME OF THRONES, BULLET TO THE HEAD, and More

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Tall, broad, and brooding, Jason Momoa is both handsome and intimidating. Luckily, he is also thoughtful, open, and seems to enjoy his craft. Yesterday I sat down with the Conan the Barbarian star and talked about his role and filling the shoes of the iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger. We also talked about swinging a real sword, what he geeks out over, his role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, and an update on Bullet to the Head. Hit the jump for my full interview, including audio.

Directed by Marcus Nispel, Lionsgate’s Conan the Barbarian will hit theaters August 19th, and when I sat down with star Jason Momoa, he seemed eager to talk about the role. Because the lobby where we were going to hold the interview was a little too noisy, he suggested we go into the hotel fitness center instead. Looking perfectly at home on a leg raise machine, we began the interview.

CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP Review

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In theory, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop should have been a simple work of hero worship presenting the recently fired talk show host as a misunderstood comedy genius who was unfairly dealt a bad hand by evil ivory-tower dwelling NBC executives. Admirably, director Rodman Flender went for something a little more complex. Coco fans needn’t worry about seeing their hero torn to shreds in a character assassination piece, but at the same time the portrait of Conan that Flender presents is far more complicated than expected. Conan comes off as a major talent, but also an entertainer with a fragile ego. There’s a sense that after almost two decades of hosting a late night talk show, O’Brien has a compulsive and almost unhealthy desire to entertain. He seems comfortable only in front of an audience and is capable of communicating almost exclusively through jokes (often of a viciously critical variety). It’s a character trait perfectly suited to hosting a talk show, but also one that makes him seem out of place in nearly every other environment. Think of this as the Don’t Look Back of comedy. My full review after the jump.

Motion Portrait for CONAN THE BARBARIAN

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Hey remember that awesome Conan the Barbarian motion poster we showed you a couple months back where he was standing on top of a mountain of skulls?  Okay, now imagine if that image was lame and crappy and you actually had to move the frame of the poster just to see Conan (Jason Momoa) swinging his sword at a guy and blending into the background.  This is called a “motion portrait” and it’s a trend that shouldn’t catch on.  However, if you’re super hard-up for new Conan stuff, you can check out the portrait after the jump [Warning: it has sound].  Conan the Barbarian opens in 3D on August 19th. [Update: Lionsgate has informed us that this is a sneak peek at the website that is relaunching tonight.  Not exactly sure how that makes the motion portrait any better.]

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