If the recent television spots for Lionsgate’s Conan the Barbarian didn’t satisfy your quota for blood splatters and severed heads, allow me to point you in the direction of the just-released red-band trailer. “When a Cimmerian feels thirst,” Ron Perlman intones, “it is the thirst for blood.” With that, you can kind of guess down what blood-soaked path things are headed.
Directed by Marcus Nispel, Conan the Barbarian also stars Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Leo Howard, Steve O’Donnell, Raad Rawi, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp and Milton Welsh. It opens in 3D on Aug. 19.
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.