A generation of tough-guy action movies were defined in 1982 with the release of Conan The Barbarian to theaters. Now, multiple decades later, you can see all of Arnie’s muscles up close as Conan and his sword return to the big screen for two nights only, courtesy of Fathom Events.
Conan the Barbarian
My first exposure to the work of my latest interview subject, Sandahl Bergman, came when WPIX, New York’s Movie Station, regularly played Conan The Barbarian throughout the 80s and 90s. Sandahl’s work as the brave warrior Valeria was very memorable. As I grew older, I would see more of Sandahl’s work in projects as diverse as All That Jazz, Xanadu and Stewardess School. I’d been hoping to interview Sandahl for a long time, but I never had any luck until this year.
Some characters remain perennially popular no matter what era it is, and within the exclusive public domain club, between Sherlock Holmes and the Tin Woodsman from Oz, sits man’s man Conan the Barbarian. Conan is no stranger to RPG games, and the newest product to bear the image of his loincloth comes from Modiphius Games.
“Returning to the Conan universe is an absolute pleasure, and I am very happy to once again be working with the team at Funcom. The world of Conan is incredibly rich in culture and history, and it is a fantastic source of inspiration that allows me as a composer to explore a variety of different musical themes and soundscapes.”
In less than three months, gamers everywhere will get to follow in the bloodstained footsteps of the world’s greatest fantasy hero as Conan Exiles, Funcom’s upcoming open-world survival game, hacks and slashes its way into Early Access. The development team is currently hard at work bringing the world of Conan to life, and today Funcom released a collection of new screenshots which captures just how far the game has progressed visually the past few months.