Brett Ratner to Direct Hercules Movie?

     July 14, 2010

Director Brett Ratner is reportedly in talks to helm a movie based on Greek demigod Hercules.  Producer Avi Lerner (The Expendables) has been trying to put together a Hercules movie for years.  And Ratner almost directed Conan (now being helmed by Marcus Nispel and starring Jason Momoa), so a Hercules flick would give him a second chance at a rippled, oiled-up-abs warrior movie.  According to 24 Frames, “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 sword-and-sandals flick has been making a strong comeback, with the Clash of the Titans remake obviously being the biggest success so far.  There’s also Centurion due out at the end of summer, The Eagle in early 2011, and a Clash sequel slated for 2012.  While I have no love for Ratner, my rage meter is low since I’m not invested in a movie about Hercules.  The last Ratner film to hit theaters was 2007′s Rush Hour 3.

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  • Octoberist

    Ratner's been attached to 100 projects. I know as a director you have to get attached to multiple deals since in most cases the chances of them being stuck are high. But Ratner's been sitting on his ass for the past 2-4 years already.

    Not that I care since he's a hack.

  • SallySuture

    I know all the fanboys hate him, but I don't care. I think Brett Ratner is awesome. I love most of his movies (minus that horrible misfire, Rush Hour 3). It's definitely not a popular decision, but I love that he makes the nerds so mad (they have terrible taste, anyway- Kick Ass?!).

  • Droncz92

    Wasn’t he supposed to do a new Beverly Hills Cop movie? I’ve been kinda waiting for that one.

  • Droncz92

    Wasn’t he supposed to do a new Beverly Hills Cop movie? I’ve been kinda waiting for that one.

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  • Droncz92

    Kinda curious why my comment was deleted…

    Thought he was doing a new Beverly Hills Cop movie, what is the deal.

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