News

Dwayne Johnson Set for Brett Ratner's Hercules

Source:   Deadline
November 7, 2012


Said to be in talks earlier this year, Dwayne Johnson is now locked to star in director Brett Ratner's Hercules, Deadline reports. The film will be co-produced between MGM and Paramount Pictures.

The film will be based on the Radical Publishing "Hercules" comic books of which there were two series; "The Thracian Wars" and "The Knives of Kush," both written by Steve Moore with art by Cris Bolsin. "The Thracian Wars" is officially described as follows:

Fourteen-hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and the presence of death. These men and woman never question where, why, or whom they go to fight; only how much they will be paid. Knowing this, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. Hercules begins to question King Cotys' motives when he takes his army out to battle and sees them practice on innocent men, women, and children of their neighbors. Deep in his soul something stirs, but is it enough to stop a mad king and his army of the damned from marching across Greece - or even Olympus itself?!

The screenplay for the film version was written by Ryan Condol. MGM's Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman will produce with Peter Berg and his Film 44 partner Sarah Aubrey, as well as Barry Levine of Radical Pictures, whose Jesse Berger will executive produce.

Johnson can soon be seen in theaters in Jon Chu's G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Michael Bay's Pain & Gain.

(Photo Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN.com)


| 24 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

A New Clip Reveals a Family's Best Laid Plans in Alexander, and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar Debuts a New Poster
Supergirl Gets Series Commitment from CBS
Star Wars Writer Gary Whitta to Pen Mark Millar Adaptation Starlight
Rian Johnson Talks about Taking on Star Wars Episode VIII
Fargoís Noah Hawley Writing One of the Universal Classic Monster Movies
London Has Fallen Has Lost its Director
Sony Pictures Takes Woman Versus Shark Tale In The Deep
Oscar-Winner Ang Lee Will Direct Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Godzilla Sequel Locks Returning Screenwriter Max Borenstein
The Trailer for Tim Burton's Latest, Big Eyes!
Terry Gilliam Updates on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and The Defective Detective
Andie MacDowell Joins Magic Mike XXL, Matthew McConaughey Will Not Return
It's Official! Deadpool Will Hit Theaters in 2016!
Meet Jim Gordonís Fiancee Barbara Kean in Latest Gotham Profile Promo
Toby Kebbell Eyes Antagonist Role in Ben-Hur Remake
King Arthur Has Found His Guinevere in Astrid Berges-Frisbey
Ryan Reynolds Reacts to Deadpool Test Footage Response

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners