Bob Sapp – Conan: Release date TBC 2011
Plot: “The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria.”
Bob Sapp, who I guess can loosely be described as a mixed martial artists (though in recent times he more accurately resembles a human punching bag), is set to feature in a reboot of the Conan franchise, playing a villain known as Ukafa.
Sadly Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be reprising his role as Conan, apparently the little known Jason Mamoa (Stargate) takes that honor, while Mickey Rourke and Stephen Lang (Avatar) have also been cast. Marcus Nispel who previously directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday The 13th remakes will be at the helm.
Regenerating franchises has been big business in Hollywood lately so this could potentially be a good role for Sapp, though the cast that’s so far been assembled doesn’t exactly scream big-screen blockbuster to me. If nothing else at least it should keep Sapp from embarrassing himself in MMA bouts for a while.
There’s no footage available from this movie yet, so instead here’s Bob Sapp showing his full range of acting abilities in a Japanese commercial…