Conan the Barbarian,
released in 1982, was based on pulp fiction adventures
written in the 1930's by Robert. E. Howard. The
movie starred Arnold Scharzenegger as Conan and James
Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom. When the move was
released, it met with mixed reviews. Nevertheless,
it was an international hit and was a profitable flick
for Universal Pictures. The sequel, Conan the
Destroyer, was released in 1984 (also starring
Schwarzenegger) and remade in 2011. In 2012, it
was announced that Arnold would star in another sequel,
called the Legend of Conan, to be released in 2014.
In the movie, it was thousands of years
before civilization as we know it, and Conan's goal was
to avenge the death of his parents. As a child,
his people, the Cimmerians, were wiped out by the
warriors under the control of Thulsa Doom, and evil
wizard. Conan is put into slavery, and then later
he is made a gladiator. Based on his success as a
gladiator, Conan is set free.
As time passes, and based on the advice
of a witch, Conan attempts to avenge his parents by
going to the land of Zamora to kill Doom. On his
first attempt, Conan is captured by Doom and
subsequently tortured. Near death, he is rescued
by friends and brought back to health by another wizard.
His second attempt, however, is successful, and he
manages to behead Doom, saves the Princess, and begins
his own path to becoming King.