Source: Variety, ComingSoon
Rose McGowan has joined the cast of Marcus Nispel's Conan reboot. Filming began on the project on Monday in Bulgaria. She will play a half-human/half-witch.
The film stars newcomer Jason Momoa as Conan and Rachel Nichols as his love interest. Stephen Lang, Bob Sapp, and Said Taghmaoui co-star. Earlier this year, it was reported that Mickey Rourke would be playing the role of Conan's father, but Rourke dropped out recently. He was replaced by Hellboy star Ron Perlman.
A new Conan has been in development for approximately a decade. Warner Bros. first started out trying to create a sequel to the previous Arnold Schwarzenegger incarnations, even convincing director John Milius to return as well, but Schwarzenegger's election brought plans to a halt. The studio then brought in a series of directors, including The Wachowski Brothers and Robert Rodriguez, but were unable to greenlight a project before rights reverted to Paradox Entertainment. Director Brett Ratner was almost locked for the film, but dropped out at the last minute, and Nispel came on board instead. Lionsgate has since picked up domestic distribution rights, and is shooting for a 2011 release date.