DIE HARD 2's Renny Harlin Signs Up To Direct HERCULES 3D
No, Brett Ratner hasn't been replaced! Instead, this is ANOTHER Hercules movie completely separate from the one which will star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and director Renny Harlin promises to deliver a far more serious take on the iconic mythic character.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Die Hard 2 and Exorcist: The Beginning director Renny Harlen has signed up to bring Millenium's Hercules 3D to the big screen. With a budget of $70 million, the studio are hoping to cast EIGHT leading roles within the next few weeks in order to start production this May in Bulgaria. They're hoping to have the film out by March 2014 in order to beat Paramount and MGM's rival project which director Brett Ratner and star Dwayne Johnson are teaming up on for an August 8th, 2014 release. With a script written by Sean Hood and Hanna Weg, Harlin told the site that his take will be a lot different to other versions. "It's not a comic book, cartoony fantasy thing. It's closer to Gladiator than flying horses. I think these are very different kinds of movies in their approach to this legendary character." As for what he makes of the other Hercules project in development, he said: "Obviously, Hercules has been portrayed in many different films, such as the Disney animated movie. I wish them luck. Ancient Greek mythology is an endless source of good stories ... Let's see both movies be successful."
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