Yesterday we brought you news that Mickey Rourke is in talks to join an upcoming reboot and it seems that the cast just keeps growing. Latino Review is reporting that MMA fighter Bob Sapp has joined the cast of Conan.
Sapp will play the character Ukafa and joins the cast that includes Jason Momoa as the title character and Leo Howard. The site also has a casting breakdown on the character as well, which you can read below.
Ukafa is in his 30s-40, very dark-skinned African or African American, massively framed at six-foot-five, gold-toothed, hardened by a lifetime of war, a leader of Kushite Tribemen from the savannahs of Kush. Ukafa is Khalar Singh's second in command, jealous that Singh's son, Fariq, will one day be warlord. He obeys his leader but plots the overthrow of his son. He is a mighty warrior and unbeatable in battle-until he comes face to face with Conan.
Marcus Nispel is directing the film, which is scheduled to start shooting this March in Bulgaria. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further developments on Conan as soon as we have more information.