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#278986 - 08/13/06 12:51 AM Ken 'Conan' Shamrock?
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so there i am yesterday watching 'UFC 1' on DVD, and for once i actually dont skip the painful commentaries and post fight interviews (truly dreadfull presentation), and I catch something i have never noticed before- When interviewed, Ken Shamrock is told that John Milius is in the audience, and was interested in working with him on a film project. Ken said he was just a fighter and not interested.

Fast forward 14 years or so. Ken is still in awesome shape, no matter what the outcome of 'Shamrock/Ortiz 3' I think retirement has to be on the cards imminently, and his time in the WWE shows that he has developed a taste for the theatrical.

I dont know about you guys, but if you read the original Conan books, R.E. Howards description of Conan is far closer to Shamrock than Arnie, and Arnie is not showing much interest in doing more movies these days (true lies 2 is the only possibility I know of), and the much requested Older Arnie as 'King Conan' is not likely to happen.

what about a lavish, post Braveheart/LOTR production of Conan starring Ken?

I thought it would be pretty cool.
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#278987 - 08/13/06 02:40 AM Re: Ken 'Conan' Shamrock? [Re: Cord]
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With Tarantino directing! I want to see a bloody mess..

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#278988 - 08/13/06 06:36 AM Re: Ken 'Conan' Shamrock? [Re: Cord]
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Sounds like a good idea but do you think Ken will be up for that?

I think Shamrock would make a great aging Wolverine. Hopefully one a lot more agressive than the pansy in X3.
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#278989 - 08/13/06 02:49 PM Re: Ken 'Conan' Shamrock? [Re: Cord]
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You may be on to something. Conan had seen many battles so would carry many battle scars. Ken's nose looks like he has seen one to many battles ... though he needs to be taller ... but you can always find shorter actors.
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#278990 - 08/13/06 04:22 PM Re: Ken 'Conan' Shamrock? [Re: Ayub]
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I think Shamrock would make a great aging Wolverine. Hopefully one a lot more agressive than the pansy in X3.




There is going to be a 'darker' stand alone wolverine movie, and it will still be Hugh Jackman. I actually like his young Clint Eastwood impression for wolverine, and blame the script writers/director for punking the integrity of the character to ensure a child friendly rating.
wolverine was turned into a punchbag for fashion models in 1 and 2. No way Weapon X would get owned by Mystique the way he was, and as for Lady Death Strike- that was just insulting.

They better let Him wet his claws in the spin off
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#278991 - 08/13/06 07:50 PM Re: Ken 'Conan' Shamrock? [Re: Cord]
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wolverine was turned into a punchbag for fashion models in 1 and 2




WTF? Did we watch the same flick in X2? Wolverine had a great scene in the mansion where he displayed his "berzerker rage" by taking out many soldiers - permanently. I thought that scene was very true to how his character was portrayed in the X-Men comic series. You can't expect him to be that way in every scene, any more than he was in the comic books.

I agree that he would have shredded Mystique instantly, no matter what her MA skill level. But Death Strike was a female version of himself, and I thought that scene was very good, too.

*tightens dentures whilst awaiting Cord's and Ayub's wrath*

On topic -

Shamrock as Conan? Interesting....I suppose his acting couldn't be any worse than what Arnold's was, when he did it.


Edited by MattJ (08/13/06 07:57 PM)
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#278992 - 08/14/06 07:36 AM Re: Ken 'Conan' Shamrock? [Re: MattJ]
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yeah they let him have some fun in the mansion scene, just like he started promisingly in Number 1 with the cage fight, but its the whole 'I am a cross bloke made to look clumsy and limited in my fighting ability by wire-fu bimbo's' thing that annoys me. He was not given the animalistic agility and reflexes that the comic imbued him with. lots of people love those movies so I have come to accept my minority view on the subject, but I still think the Film Woverine had been 'fixed' by a vet in comparison to the comic original.

I will post one of RE Howards description of Conan soon- see what you think, but i think its very similar to Shamrock.

and as for Arnies acting- how dare you Sir! He is the finest Austrian Bodybuilder to ever grace our screens
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#278993 - 08/14/06 12:59 PM Re: Ken 'Conan' Shamrock? [Re: Cord]
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and as for Arnies acting- how dare you Sir! He is the finest Austrian Bodybuilder to ever grace our screens




Here here ... love the guy and his movies. He wasn't given anything but thoughs earlier parts due to his size and inability to talk proper English but as he got older he really grew as an actor. True Lies is awesome. Kindergarten Cop is hillarious. The Running Man was also a good movie and how about the Terminator series. Twins was comical, Total Recall was a cool idea, End Of Days and the 6th Day were other interesting ideas, plus who can forget his cameo in The Rundown. I'm looking forward to the release of "Crood Awakening" in 2008 which fits him perfectly.

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Plot Outline: Set in the prehistoric era, a man's position as Leader of the Hunt is threatened by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new inventions ... like fire.




Arnold is A.O.K. in my books.
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#278994 - 08/14/06 04:39 PM Re: Ken 'Conan' Shamrock? [Re: MattJ]
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But it wasnt just his lack of agression and 'kick ass' factor, it was also the fact that he kept on talking about his feelings and love for Gene.

Arnie is the man, to a certain extent. Its understandable about his lack of English in the early days giving him those sorts of roles, it was all about the physique then. After a while though he played some good roles, (though a little skimpy on the speech too) at the time of Terminator he was the action man! Action these days is hardly as good. Watching those films later on life (after my puberty) really hit the spot, testosterone wise , as did Rambo.
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#278995 - 08/14/06 06:58 PM Re: Ken 'Conan' Shamrock? [Re: Dereck]
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Quote By Cord -

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He is the finest Austrian Bodybuilder to ever grace our screens




LMAO

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The Running Man was also a good movie




Woof. Not in comparison to the book which it sprang from. The movie was a pale imitation.
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