Update: Messing with Memories:’Conan’

Conan
Original: 1981
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger; Directed by John Milus
Remake: Scheduled for 2011

Behold you new Barbarian! Jason Momoa has been cast as the new Conan for the upcoming remake of the sword-and-socery epic. Born Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa, the Hawaiian Model of the Year (1999) will swing the famous barbarian’s sword next year for the reimagining of the comic legend.

The model turned actor is perhaps best known for his role in the latter days of Baywatch and the sydicated Stargate: Atlantis television shows.

Variety Magazine confirmed the report earlier this month and a 2011 date has been set for release.

Michael Bay protegé Marcus Nispel (he of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th reboots) is attached to direct.

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