'Conan the Barbarian' TV Show in the Works at Netflix

 


Netflix's next ambitious television project will be a series adaptation of Conan the Barbarian. Robert E. Howard created the iconic character in 1932 and has been the basis for two Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, a 2011 film starring Jason Momoa and a short-lived 1990s TV series. The new project still does not have a writer or showrunner, but Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler serve as executive producers.

The project comes from Malmberg and Wheeler's Pathfinder Media, reports Deadline. It is part of a deal between Netflix and Conan Properties International, owned by Malmberg's Cabinet Entertainment. The deal will allow Netflix to develop other Conan projects, including live-action and animated movies and shows. The streamer will also have access to the full Conan literary library for adaptations.

Howard's Conan the Barbarian, or Conan the Cimmerian, debuted in a 1932 issue of Weird Tales magazine. The stories inspired the Sword and Sorcery genre. The franchise has grown to include 100 novels, video games, thousands of issues of comic books, toys, and two animated series. In 2018, a Conan series was in the works at Amazon, although it never materialized.

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Scientists revive 100 million year old microbes



Well this sounds like a good idea? 

In what sounds like the opening scenes of a sci-fi disaster movie, scientists have managed to revive microorganisms that have laid dormant for over 100 million years. These microbes were discovered deep beneath the seafloor, where they’ve been slumbering since the age of dinosaurs.

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If you need a a good fantasy fix check out Carnival Row


We haven't posted many updates lately because there is always art to be made. If you need a good fantasy fix, check out Carnival Row on Amazon Prime.

A growing population of mythological immigrant creatures struggles to coexist with humans after the creatures' exotic homelands are invaded by the empires of man. The creatures are forbidden to live, love or fly with freedom, but hope lives in darkness. Human detective Rycroft "Philo" Philostrate and a refugee faerie, Vignette Stonemoss, rekindle a dangerous affair despite being in an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette has a secret that endangers Philo's world during his most important case yet -- a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.


It's got great dark undertones to this series, lots of interesting characters and feeling. Since you have nothing better to do. Check it out.





First 5 issues of Fantasy Comic Book Artifact Available for Free


Separately, thirteen mystical Artifacts will guide the fate of the Universe. Together, thirteen Artifacts will end the Universe. When a mysterious antagonist kidnaps, Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado, Armageddon is put into motion. Starring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, this is a series for diehard fans and new readers alike.

Written by Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and featuring art by Michael Broussard (The Darkness).

Here is the link to read the first 5 issues of Artifact a fantasy Comic Book for free.

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New Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Trailer is out!


As we have said before, this new film looks stunning. So, now we have the second trailer out before the film is released on Netflix at the end of this month 8-30-19. If you missed the first trailer, catch it here.

When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and try to save their world.

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The Mouse Guard Animated Movie That Almost Was


Our friend David Petersen, the creator of the comic Mouse Guard was super excited when his story got optioned for film. There was a lot of pre-production work done on this movie recently which was all cut short when Disney bought 21st Century Fox. He was expecting the movie to continue, but sadly it didn't make it. See below for the beginning of this article and then click the link to the entire read over at Deadline.


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Article by Mike Fleming Jr.

A little over ten weeks after Deadline broke the stunning news in April that Disney had canceled his epic $170 million animated film Mouse Guard two weeks before production began, director Wes Ball this week seemed to reconcile that his dream project was really over, at least for now.

He has been fighting over two months to find a new home for the film, but earlier this week he tweeted: “Yes sadly, its true. Our #mouseguard movie is dead.

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Below is a demo video clip of the animation that could have been, and it is stunning.





The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Trailer is Out


The journey begins as darkness rises. Join three Gelfling heroes on an epic quest to save their world.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres 30 August. 

I have to say, this looks amazing. Check out the trailer below.




Visionary Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks are available free online

For hundreds of years most of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks were hidden from the public. They were seen only by historians ans specialty collectors. If you've ever wondered what was going on in his mind, the best place to start are his collection of renaissance notebooks with his inventions and ideas.


This is a great resource tool for anyone interested in his work including his original ideas for the airplane, helicopter, parachute, submarine and the automobile

Here is the link.






Conan The Barbarian - Exiles Game is released tomorrow.


Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. Survive in a savage world, build your kingdom, and dominate your enemies in brutal combat and epic warfare.


Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, building anything a small home to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, and even take control of giant avatars of the gods and lay waste to enemy cities.


Explore a vast, seamless world full of challenge and opportunity. Hunt animals for resources, slay monsters for treasure, and delve deep underground to discover the secrets of ancient civilizations.

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New Fantasy Game Towers Trailer Launched



It looks really cool from an artistic standpoint. Apparently the developers are a small group of artists. Here is a little more info.

A game prototype made by 6 core developers over the course of 12 months.  We strive to create a fantastical world full of mysteries and wonders for players to explore and build, together. 

Dream it Games.