Brett Ratner's HERCULES Gets A Release Date
X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner will be bringing Hercules back to the big screen with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in 2014. Well, Paramount has now finally given the film a release date, and it will face off against a Marvel Studio movie...
Last November, it was confirmed that Hercules was moving ahead with Brett Ratner at the helm and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attached to star. Filming is expected to begin within the next few months, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Paramount has finally given the movie a release date. It will hit the big screen on August 8th, 2014, just ONE WEEK after Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. The screenplay was adapted by relative newcomer Ryan Condal from Radical Studio's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Below is a description of that story.
Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he 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 presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
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