Kellan Lutz to Lead HERCULES 3D

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Though director Brett Ratner and star Dwayne Johnson are gearing up to start production on their own take on Hercules later this year, the duo is poised to have some competition at the box office by way of director Renny Harlin’s (Die Hard 2, Deep Blue Sea) Hercules 3D.  Harlin’s film has now found its star, as Heat Vision reports that Twilight actor Kellan Lutz is set in the titular role.  Harlin previously described his take on Hercules as “not a comic book, cartoony fantasy thing,” and said it’s more in the vein of Gladiator.  The central story concerns a love affair between Hercules and the mortal princess of Crete, who was promised to his older brother despite her love for the demigod.

The $70 million budgeted Nu Image/Millenium pic is expected to begin production this May in Bulgaria in a race to get it into theaters next March, which would be way ahead of Ratner’s Hercules as that film opens next August.




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  • André

    Renny Harlin and Kellan Lutz? Two movies about Hercules? Is this really supposed to be taken seriously? This will be like the TMNT movie, no one will notice.

  • Susan

    70 million dollars for this movie?!

  • harry hartounian

    Renny Harlin + The heterosexual version of Taylor Lautner = box office gold, right?

    (crickets)

  • Anonymous

    This is beyond pathetic, two Snow White movies ? two Hercules movies ? talk about no brain cells studios begging for your money.

  • Strong Enough

    i hate hollywood

  • raven

    this screams flop. Lutz is nowhere near masculine enough for these roles he’s a muscle mary. Plus he has no proven pull at the box office as a lead actor. Dreadful casting that kills the film before they even start filming. And $70mill on it? wow at the stupidity.

  • raven

    this screams flop. Lutz is nowhere near masculine enough for these roles he\’s a muscle mary. Plus he has no proven pull at the box office as a lead actor. Dreadful casting that kills the film before they even start filming. And $70mill on it? wow at the stupidity.

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