Djimon Hounsou made quite a stir back in March when he revealed that he was developing his "dream project," something that had to do with Conan comic books -- especially since a Conan movie is in the works without a cast attached. But rumors of Hounsou playing Conan were officially put to rest today with the announcement that he will play Thulsa Doom, a character from the Conan and Red Sonja comics, who was played by James Earl Jones in Conan the Barbarian.
A while back we reported on how the producers of the Witchblade movie had released a teaser poster before a writer or director had been chosen. Since no actors had actually signed on, a generically sexy female was shown on the poster wearing the Witchblade gauntlet. But once the teaser site went up spotlighting the scantily clad superheroine, the film quickly gained a director and a writer -- so why hasn't that worked for Conan?