Man Of Steel star Antje Traue has joined the cast of the upcoming Hercules movie! We currently have two Hercules projects in Hollywood (the other one comes from director Renny Harlin) but we’re here to have a little chat about Brett Ratner‘s version of the whole thing. Yep, the one that stars Dwayne Johnson in the title role!
Brett Ratner will direct the movie from a script written by Ryan Condal, and as we previously reported, the story is set fourteen-hundred years ago, and revolves around Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, who received nothing but suffering his entire life.
The film is based on the Radical Publishing Hercules comic books of which there were two series, The Thracian Wars and The Knives of Kush, both written by Steve Moore with Cris Bolsin on art.
The rest of the story goes like this:
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?!
Beside Antje Traue (still no details about her character) and Dwayne Johnson, the rest of the Hercules cast includes Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt and Rebecca Ferguson.
Hercules is already set to open on July 25th, 2014.
Stay tuned for more updates!