You know I love zombies. But aside from zombies and horror movies... I like Sci Fi. Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein. Even some Philip K Dick.
I'm not a huge fan of fantasy... I don't know why. I used to love a bit of Piers Anthony when i was like 12, but aside from that... not much else.
Except for Conan the barbarian.
I fucken love Conan. Ever since I got my hands on Conan the usurper at some garage sale when I was a kid...I've absolutely loved his adventure stories. Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery stuff was so cool... no white wizards to hide behind, no silly wands to save you. Just man and solid steel. I even have the latest comic series by Dark Horse, and every single one of his stories. As far as i know.
Sadly I wasn't much of a fan of the Arnold movies that came out in the 80s. I just don't think it was done right. Maybe it's cause I didn't get to see them when they first came out. If it was the bomb once...to me it has kinda lost it's glory.
But re-fucken-joice! Cause there are talks of a new Conan movie coming out soon...and rumor has it that it will be directed by none other than the man him self Robert Rodriguez!
From what I've read online...it will be a a lot different from the earlier movies and will be a lot closer to Robert Howard's original work.
And if that wasn't enough... coming sooner is a Red Sonja movie staring the very hot Rose McGowan... Red Sonja was another one of Howard's sword swingers. The lack of originality sweeping across Hollywood may be paying off, as it gives them a chance to re-visit certain projects and maybe do right by them.
Stuff Harry Pottier... I hope these movies kick ass!