Kellan Lutz Nabs Title Role In HERCULES 3D

The Twilight actor will play the legendary Greek Demigod in Nu Image/Millennium's OTHER Hercules movie, which will go up against MGM's take with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Read on for details and quotes from director Renny Harlin..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/5/2013


We know MGM/Paramount are working on a "grounded" take on Hercules under Brett Ratner and starring The Rock, but now there's some movement on Renny Harlin's version, which at least sounds like it will be faithful to the original mythology. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kellen Lutz (Twilight, Immortals) has signed on to play the character in Millenium's Hercules 3D. The $70 million epic is aiming to shoot in May in Bulgaria. "It takes more than a good physique to portray the most legendary, mythological personality in history — and Kellan has exactly that, personality," Harlin tells THR. "He's not afraid to explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of the character, and he impressed me with his passion and heart." Specific plot details are unknown but apparently at its center will be "a love story between the son of Zeus and the mortal princess of Crete, who was promised to his older brother despite her love for Hercules."









Source: THR
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Krypto999 - 4/5/2013, 6:12 AM
Well this is gonna tank big time!
Anton - 4/5/2013, 6:21 AM
Both movies will be stupid and trashy-looking, both will flop, but the one with Dwayne at least will gain more in the box-office.
RorMachine - 4/5/2013, 6:34 AM
Lutz is a pixie faced hair farmer without an ounce of acting ability. But hey, he gots muscles!
HipsterAngelusNY - 4/5/2013, 6:34 AM
the one with the rock will make more than this bc bigger studio=bigger budget
the rock = box office draw
Krypto999 - 4/5/2013, 6:36 AM
The rock puts asses in seats. The latest G.I Joe proved that
jerryblake - 4/5/2013, 6:44 AM
hmmm ... NO ?
SuperDude001 - 4/5/2013, 6:46 AM
Omg why make two of the same film?? Rock one will make more money both be trashy (or at the most decent).
knocturnalzen10 - 4/5/2013, 6:53 AM
has anyone seen the arnold hercules in new york one ?
it's one of the funnist movies i've ever seen , i think he just came to america the day before shooting started .............
BatsFan - 4/5/2013, 6:58 AM
[frick], Hollywood studio got to talk a little to eche other that shit happen all the time: Olympus Has Fallen/White House Down, Mirror Mirror/Snow White and the Huntsman.
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The name of the Hellene demigod is Heracles. Hercules is his Roman equivalent. I don't know why Hollywood can't get the difference!
jerryblake - 4/5/2013, 7:11 AM

@knocturnalzen10

There is ONLY ONE HERCULES !!!!
SpectacularJoShFest - 4/5/2013, 7:19 AM
@giannis lmfao so true...I was laughing my arse off when I saw the Disney movie...Hercules was the only Roman name in that movie *facepalm*
StrangerX - 4/5/2013, 7:43 AM
I think by thr time Rocks movie comes out ppl will be tired of seeing him. My moneys on this movie doing well.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/5/2013, 7:44 AM
LMAO! Freaking Joe Weider weights. LOOOOL
Super12 - 4/5/2013, 7:46 AM
I hate when studios do this. Race eachother to put out the same movie at the same time. It always happens: mirror mirror vs Snow White & huntsman, the prestige vs the illusionist, Paul blart mall cop vs that other mall cop movie...
gambgel - 4/5/2013, 7:48 AM
Two Hercules movies next year?... we could already tell this will be the big flop of next year
BIGBMH - 4/5/2013, 7:55 AM
@Super12, I know, right? Antz vs A Bug's Life. Expendables vs The Losers vs The A-Team.
CherryBomb - 4/5/2013, 8:20 AM

YEEEEES

Kellan is a better fit for Hercules. Rock is too old, I want a young one, means more time to explore his origins, his adventures. Plus, Kellan is such a hottie.

Maia87 - 4/5/2013, 8:20 AM
LOU FERRIGNO IS THE ONE AND ONLY HERCULES!


jerryblake - 4/5/2013, 8:41 AM
shit... Ferrigno was ripped back then. Look at the first picture.
Looks like he is wearing shield on his back. But no !
Those are his muscles !!!!
sameoldthing - 4/5/2013, 8:47 AM
Lou is badass...his build makes Lutz look like a putz & The Rock look like The Pebble.
sameoldthing - 4/5/2013, 8:48 AM
Too bad Big Lou cannot act.
TheOmegaOne - 4/5/2013, 9:15 AM
There is only one Hercules, and his name is Steve Reeves.


But I most likely will be seeing both of these movies because Hercules is awesome.
johnblake - 4/5/2013, 9:24 AM
which ever one is succesful should be in the mcu
NeoBaggins - 4/5/2013, 9:25 AM
Joe Manganiello looks like MARVEL's Herc. Maybe a tad more weight.
DioFoRio - 4/5/2013, 10:07 AM
thats what Im saying FIRG! OPA MALAKAS!!!
jondoe297 - 4/5/2013, 10:46 AM
This is Mirror Mirror vs Snow White and the Huntsman all over again one is more kid friendly and the other is geared to more of an older audience it's to early to tell we have to wait for set pics of them in costume and get better plot details to judge
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/5/2013, 11:18 AM
No Renny no.

Joe Manganiello would have fit hundred times better than this Ken Doll.
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/5/2013, 11:18 AM
Or Karl Urban.
Tevii - 4/5/2013, 11:31 AM
Ive never seen this guys acting ability and just becasue he was in garbage like Twilight, doesnt mean he wont be great.
BUT... (and for the record I support gay rights)... but this guy is the REASON so many movie studios hire Australians or some other foreigner.
every young actor from the US these days just screams gay and effeminate, even if they arent.
its almost as if the only masculine men in the US arent interested in acting and just go to sports and MMA.
Hercules is a Masculine, intimidating guy.
This guy couldnt intimidate me to save his life
CherryBomb - 4/5/2013, 11:49 AM
Kellan has one of the best bodies in Hollywood.
He's a pretty good actor, sure he's not Oscar worthy, but is Joe Manganiello? is The Rock? probably not.

I liked him in what I've seen anyway, he has charm, charisma and a body to match Hercules.

RetroFit - 4/5/2013, 12:38 PM
Terrible casting. Hercules wasn't a golden god type of character. He was a brutal, beastly, hairy Greek who murdered his family (thanks to Hera) and then spent the rest of his life atoning through challenging deeds. I don't expect this version to include much pathos...
Canon38 - 4/8/2013, 5:10 AM
The nail to the coffin.

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