Summit Entertainment has released a new theatrical trailer for Hercules: The Legend Begins
, one of two films featuring the mythological character that will hit theaters next year.
The other is a larger-budget take on Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson
Directed by Renny Harlin
, this film stars Kellan Lutz
as the titular demigod and son of Zeus, Gaia Weiss
as Hebe, the Princess of Crete, along with Scott Adkins
as King Amphitryon, Liam McIntyre
as Sotiris, Johnathon Schaech
as Tarak, Roxanne McKee
as Alcmene, Liam Garrigan
as Iphicles, Rade Serbedzija
as Chiron and Luke Newberry
wrote the screenplay to stick close to the actual writings about the character, and tell the origin story about how Hercules became a hero.
The slick-looking fantasy epic is slated to open 2D and 3D in theaters on January 10th, 2014.
Check out the trailer which sells a flick in the vein of Gladiator
rather than a 300
In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic – a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.