Brett Ratner and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are Thracian-deep in the making of a Hercules film right now. It’s being described as “a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.” Personally, that sounds boring to me, since the figure of Hercules is steeped in legend. I love that mythology, but I’m also a fan of Johnson, so we’ll see how it goes. I just hope we’re not seeing another Scorpion King. Check out some pictures of the film, via Johnson’s Twitter account.
Honor to work w/ HERCULES Cinematographer & multi Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti. #MasterClass
Hercules is due out July 25th, 2014. The film also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Askel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie.