Paramount Sets HERCULES Release for Aug 8, 2014
Hercules, Paramount, Dwayne Johnson, Brett Ratner, MGM
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Directed by Brett Ratner, Hercules is an adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars by Steve Moore (Radical Studios, 2008). Penned by Ryan Condal, the movie will be produced by Ratner, Beau Flynn and Barry Levin with executive producers Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey and Jesse Berger.
The film is officially described as:
"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?!"
No further casting has been announced, and production is set to start "soon".