ENOUGH TALK*! Netflix to do Conan the Barbarian series.

Whee!

Netflix has put in development an epic live-action series based on Conan, the iconic sword-and-sorcery character created by writer Robert E. Howard…

…the project, from Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler’s Pathfinder Media, is the first in a deal between Netflix and Conan Properties International, owned by Malmberg’s Cabinet Entertainment. The pact gives Netflix the exclusive option to acquire rights to the Conan literary library and develop works across TV and film, both live-action and animated.

This is what is good in life.

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So I’m watching Conan The Barbarian again tonight.

I am slightly surprised, although I absolutely should not be, at how deeply this movie has rooted itself in the fantasy RPG aesthetic.  Obviously the Conan stories themselves had an impact; but the way that adventuring parties in the movie operate is instantly familiar. “Hi, person I just met!  Let’s go steal stuff!  Hey, there’s another person planning to steal the same stuff!  Let’s team up!  Awesome! Now, let’s all act together in unison — whaddya mean, you didn’t bring rope! Shh, don’t explain, I need to do an info dump and you had some after all.”

I approve of this, you understand. I could hardly do anything else, really.  But I hadn’t realized just how much stuff was getting, err, borrowed