Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Mo'Nique Said She Was Paid $50,000 for 'Precious' + Responds to Lee Daniels "Play the Game" Advice (Video) Mo'Nique Said She Was Paid $50,000 for 'Precious' + Responds to Lee Daniels "Play the Game" Advice (Video) 'Cooley High' Writer and Cast Reflect on the Film 40 Years Later 'Cooley High' Writer and Cast Reflect on the Film 40 Years Later So What’s Byron Allen's $20 Billion Lawsuit Against Comcast, Time Warner, Al Sharpton & the NAACP all About? So What’s Byron Allen's $20 Billion Lawsuit Against Comcast, Time Warner, Al Sharpton & the NAACP all About? A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Ava DuVernay Won Ava DuVernay Won Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Digging Through The Archives... What Happened To Djimon Hounsou's 'Thulsa Doom' Project?

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 22, 2012 at 7:48PM

I'd say that the vast majority of new projects that are announced won't make it to the screen, for any number of reasons. Often it's due to a lack of financing.
1
Thulsa Doom

I'd say that the vast majority of new projects that are announced won't make it to the screen, for any number of reasons. Often it's due to a lack of financing.

Lately, I've been going through the S&A archives - deep into the archives, and even before S&A was born - revisiting old posts on projects that were announced at one time, long ago, but we've heard nothing of since those initial entries. 

And I thought I'd revisit some of those projects in new posts, if only to remind ourselves of them and provide any updates - especially those projects that looked like they could've been interesting, and maybe even worth pursuing at the time.

So this will be the first of many posts to come. I'll work to get updates on each project I revisit, however, I don't expect to always get answers on status, from those who are/were involved in each project. 

Announced in the summer of 2008, 4 years ago, was news that Djimon Hounsou had partnered with Dynamite Entertainment to star in and produce a bigscreen adaptation of the immortal sorcerer and central figure in the Conan the Barbarian and Kull comic books, known as Thulsa Doom.

The film was to be an origin story of the flawed hero.

Where is the project today? Beats me! 

It's still listed on Hounsou's IMDBPro page as an upcoming project, with the last update in 2010, saying that its development status was unknown.

Of course I went to Google to see what, if anything recent, I could find, but nothing really; just mentions that it's a project on Hounsou's slate.

It's hard to get updates on these things, unless the person (or people) involved happen to be on some press tour for some other film they're in, and a member of the media asks them about it.

But I'd guess that financing was (and still is) an issue.

Will we ever see it? Who knows. 

Even Dynamite Entertainment doesn't have any updates.

I can tell you that James Earl Jones portrayed a version of Thulsa Doom in 1982's Conan the Barbarian. If everything comes together, Djimon Hounsou will be giving him a 21st century spin.

Thulsa Doom has taken a few forms over the years, but he's primarily described as a powerful necromancer, and Kull's primary foe. He was often a featured foe in the Marvel Kull comics. And an army of so-called serpent men known as the Black Legion, are said to be loyal to him.

Let's see if this post generates any emails about the status of this film adaptation, as is often the case when I post items like this... if you know something, spill!

This article is related to: Djimon Hounsou


Shadow & ActNewsletter