Brett Ratner, director that was once attached to that Conan project, is now in talks to direct a new live-action Hercules movie for Millennium/Nu Image.
Or, at least, that was the latest Hollywood rumor…yesterday! So, today we’re here to update the whole thing, since Ratner is currently working on his next directorial project Tower Heist, and looks that he’s not very interested in this Avi Lerner’s produced project….
But, we all know Ratner is friends with Lerner (Hercules producer), so, does this mean that previously mentioned rumor could still be possible?
Well, according to Lerner’s PR: “while Ratner reads all of the producer’s scripts, he’s not actually in talks for Hercules, at least, not right now.
Lerner has been developing Hercules for more than three years, and while the project is still in the development stage, it has reportedly been gaining momentum lately. There are already few reports stating that:
“Little is known about the specifics of the new version, though it’s expected to bring Lerner’s classic action ethos to the larger-than-life character.”
The mythological hero, also known by his Greek name Heracles, and usually found as the illegitimate son of Zeus and a mortal, Alcmene, has been in many foreign films.
Disney made an animated movie about the character in the 1990s. He hasn’t been seen in a live-action form since the mid-1980s.
Well, good luck with that new version, Hercules!