African model-turned-actor Djimon Hounsou (born in Cotonou, Benin – has appeared in Gladiator, Blood Diamond, Amistad) will produce and star in a movie about Thulsa Doom, an immortal sorcerer in the Conan the Barbarian and Kull comics originally played by James Earl Jones in the Schwarzenegger Conan.
Planned pic will showcase the origins of the flawed hero and show how his road to hell was paved with good intentions. [Variety]
Nowhere in the article does it tell me how the hell I’m supposed to pronounce “Djimon”, so I’m going to continue referring to him as “DJ Hi, Mon”. Oh and hey, a movie about a big sexy black sorcerer? You know who’ll be happy about this, don’t you? …The Hip Hop Magician – it’ll be nice to have a few more magicians of color represented in the media. What? What did you think I was going to say?