Actor Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, the professional wrestler turned actor, got the lead role in Hercules, the upcoming action movie based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” by Steve Moore. The film is directed by Brett Ratner (who helmed Rush Hour and X-Men The Last Stand).
Thanks to Paramount Pictures, here’s the official plot synopsis:
Plot of Hercules:
“The film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend…
Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.”
Besides Dwayne Johnson, the cast also includes Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Askel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie.
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The release date of Hercules is set for July 25, 2014.