Hercules is making his way back to the big screen, and he’s bringing some friends. By friends, I mean, Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson. I’m excited to see Johnson take on mythological beasts and possibly destroy Zeus. I’m not as excited to see Ratner behind the camera. I don’t think he’s a horrible director, I’m one of the few people who actually LIKES X-Men: The Last Stand; but I don’t know if he has the clout to take on, what could be a potential new film franchise.
The film will be based on the comics by Steve Moore with art by Cris Bolsin. Their comic, The Thracian Wars, will be the basis for the film. Below is a synopsis for the film. Let’s just hope that what is written below is actually what happens, because it sounds pretty awesome!
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?!
Hercules is due out August 8th, 2014.