In 1982 writer-director John Milius adapted Robert E. Howard’s classic fantasy character Conan the Barbarian into its first major motion picture, propelling Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career toward becoming one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history. A new retrospective book, Conan the Barbarian: The Official Story of the Film, will explain how it all came together. Including interviews with cast and crew and featuring behind-the-scenes photography from the shoot, frequent documenter of film history John Walsh has unearthed a trove of new and archive material for this book. It’s available for pre-order here at Amazon. Take an advance look below inside this forthcoming hardcover volume fans of the film have waited four decades for.
Fans of Arnold and the best summer of movies ever won’t want to miss this. Pre-order John Walsh’s Conan the Barbarian: The Official Story of the Film, now here at Amazon. It’s scheduled for release August 8, 2023.
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