The first teasing glimpse at director Marcus Nispel’s “Conan the Barbarian” arrived on Saturday. The minute-long trailer features a curling wisp of smoke with incomplete flashes of movie footage popping in behind it.
While it might not be the reveal fans were hoping for, the teaser nonetheless serves up our first look at the movie in action, compliments of Yahoo!. And for all the pictures we’ve seen, it’s still cool to see Jason Momoa as Conan pop up roughly halfway through, sword held to his side in a visual reference to the pose Arnold Schwarzenegger struck in one of the original 1982 film’s images.
While this is our first look at the movie in motion, there have certainly been clearer peeks at it in images captured on the set. Last week brought a glimpse of “Avatar” star Stephen Lang in costume for the first time. The week before that, a motion poster arrived showing the titular barbarian perched at the top of a mountain of skulls.
“Conan the Barbarian” hits theaters in 3-D on August 19. The movie stars Momoa, Lang, Rose McGowan, Bob Sapp, Ron Perlman and Rachel Nichols.
Does the new trailer show you enough? Any observations to make based on the brief flashes we see? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!