We have been given a barrage of release dates in the past few days as studios hurriedly fill out their 2011 and 2012 release slates. Lionsgate has finally chimed in with a set release date for its reboot Conan, which will hit theaters on August 19th of 2011.
Its doubtful that Conan will receive the R rating shared by its first theatrical incarnation Conan The Barbarian, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even back in 1984, Universal was smart enough to know that both Conan and Schwarzenegger appealed to kids and adults alike, giving the sequel Conan the Destroyer a PG rating.
We may see Conan take a similar approach, toning down its violence and sexuality for a PG-13 rating. Which would put it in direct competition with Fright Night. Then again, the advanced photos coming in have already shown enough nudity to get the reboot an R. If that's the case, the weekend of August 19th will be rounded out quite nicely, with a late summer film for every demographic.