So, I guess now is the perfect time for us to say – it’s official, Hercules is coming after all! And, yes, Brett Ratner will definitely direct the movie & Dwayne Johnson will definitely star in the whole thing! Beside that, we also have an official release date, because Paramount Pictures has announced that the movie will hit theaters on August 8th, 2014!
As we previously reported, the movie is based on Steve Moore‘s Radical Publishing graphic novel The Thracian War, which follows the powerful son of Zeus who, after the loss of his family, turns his back on the gods and finds his only solace in bloody battle.
Brett Ratner will direct the movie from a script written by Ryan Condol, MGM’s Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman will produce with Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey and Barry Levine while Jesse Berger will executive produce the project.
In case you’ve missed the official description of Moore’s novel here it is once again:
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?!
Stay tuned for more Hercules-updates!