“Hancock” director Peter Berg will produce and will develop to direct “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” for Universal, a co-production of Spyglass Entertainment, Berg’s Film 44 and Radical Pictures. Spyglass and Universal will co-finance the film.
Ryan Condal will write the screenplay, based on a five-issue comicbook series by Steve Moore that debuted in May through Radical Publishing.
Berg, along with Jonathan Glickman, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Sarah Aubrey and Barry Levine will serve as producers.
Levine said the creative partners came together because Glickman, Berg and Aubrey wanted to develop a film that stayed true to the comicbook:
“What resonated for them was that this was character driven, about a character who’s more man than god, with conflicts and redemption,” Barry Levine said.
Peter Berg is also set to direct and produce a new version of the Frank Herbert sci-fi novel “Dune” for Paramount Pictures.
He has previously directed “The Kingdom” and “Hancock”