"It kind of is an origin story, he explained. "It's rebuilding and rebooting the franchise...It starts with his birth, what happened to his family, what happened to his father—obviously his father is killed—and him going into the pirating and the thieving and wandering and being the degenerate that he is and then usurping a throne and finding out who killed his father. It's a revenge story, with a little bit a love in there."
You can watch the interview using the player below. Conan the Barbarian opens in 3D and 2D theaters on August 19.