The really cool part is this article where the director gives a bit of info on the mindset and tone of the film and a key piece of information. They are going for an R rating. This is fucking awesome!!
Most studios believe that in order to make serious money, any movie they make has to be, at most, rated PG-13. They figure that this allows for the widest audience to come view the movie. The problem is that the material covered in some films is undermined because of the limitations on what can be shown in a PG-13 film. Movies like Conan should have a R rating in order to fully and properly explore the depths of the material. I really wish there were more rated R films out there. It would make the catalog of films much more interesting.