Sven Ole Thorsen and Brigitte Nielsen both starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the films "Conan the Barbarian", "Conan the Destroyer" and "Red Sonja", based on the stories by Robert E. Howard.

In September 2016, Variety reported that Chinese production company Twinkie Film acquired the rights with the intention to produce a live-action remake.

"Ronal the barbarian" is a direct reference to "Conan the barbarian".