Russian action star-producer Alexander Nevsky is developing Hercules: The Beginning, says The Hollywood Reporter. Nevsky’s Hollywood Storm will produce the feature on a $12 million budget.
In a move reminiscent of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role as mythical strongman Conan the Barbarian, Nevsky will play the classic Roman hero adopted from Greek legend (where he’s called Heracles).
Hercules also will star in a competing feature project that Millennium Films is developing.
Nevsky is a bodybuilder, author and movie star in his native Russia.