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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.04.15] Canada fantasy documentary

As a massive Conan fan, I for one welcome a new feature length documentary digging into the story behind one of the most indelible characters of 20th century literature and film - Robert E. Howard’s Cimmerian warrior/king Conan!

For the last several months, with no financier or distribution in place, independent Canadian filmmakers Mark Hussey, Isaac Elliott-Fisher and Randall Lobb have been quietly making A Riddle of Steel: The Definitive History of Conan the Barbarian, a film that takes a detailed look at genesis and legacy of everyone's favorite barbarian.

“I’ve been a huge fan of everything Conan since I was a kid kicking around in our local used bookstore and first saw those amazing Frazetta covers from the Lancer paperbacks,” says writer/director Randall Lobb. “And now, having the opportunity to spend time with some of the other creators and writers who’ve worked in R.E.H.’s world has been amazing.”

Director of Photography Isaac Elliott-Fisher agrees. “Sitting in the studio of legendary fantasy artists Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell and watching them work was unbelievable!”

Pretty much everyone you would want to be included has been interviewed by the team, who continues to collect new footage. Here's hoping the film gets picked up for distro!

Learn more about the project at FauxPop Media.

Recommended Release: The Coming of Conan

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MrSatyre (5 years ago) Reply

Prized possession of mine is a first edition of "Skull Face and Others", the first hardback collection of REH's stories, with a forward by HP Lovecraft.

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