New HERCULES Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Is the Demigod of War

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Paramount has released a new Hercules trailer and poster.  Director Brett Ratner‘s “revisionist take on the classic myth” takes place after Hercules’ famous twelve labors, and has him “traveling with a group of mercenaries and cashing in on his famous name until he’s hired to train an army for an epic battle.”  As this new trailer shows, there’s a bit of God of War in the mix as the violent hero’s innocent family is killed by the gods, so the hero goes to take violent revenge.  And while I’m sure Hercules will be far less of a dick than God of War‘s Kratos, there will still be plenty of battles against Greek mythological monsters.

Hit the jump to check out the Hercules trailer and poster.  The film opens in 3D on July 25th and stars Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph FiennesPeter Mullan, Rufus Sewell, Robert Maillet, and Irina Shayk.

Via Paramount.

Here’s the official synopsis for Hercules:

Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ film HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th.  Based on Radical Comics’ Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, HERCULES. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt.

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  • Cog

    IS this a Sci Fi channel movie?

    • Mephisto

      Only if they upped the budget by a hundred million. This looks quality. I hope their is good drama and original story telling in this. Can’t tell from a trailer.

      Anything is better than that 300/Sparticus blasphemy that previously came out.

      Love the babe in the thong. Women actually wore thongs long before full back underwear. Just saying this since some nerds on threads of complaining about it completely unaware that Victoria’s Secret did not create the thong. Fools. lol

      Getting back to the Rock, it’s obvious he’s not a vegatarian with all the animal slaying. lol

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Unless the reviews come out great, like Edge of Tomorrows, I see this being a summer bomb as the trailer brings nothing new to the genre from the looks of it. And this is coming from a guy who loves the Rock. Guy is really an amazing person who seems to have an endless supply of energy. Personally I enjoyed the new 300 film as it was a nice companion piece to the original 300 and it boasted Eva Green as it’s centerpiece. I will wait to see the reviews on RT before checking this out in theaters. Who knows maybe it’ll catch my off guard like Edge of Tomorrows reviews have been.

    • ChristianLyons

      I’ve seen it. It’s pretty bad. Generic.

  • bidi

    what happened to the “gritty and realistic” take this was supposed to be?

    • Grayden

      Yeah, this doesn’t look at all grounded in reality like it was said to have been last year. I’m also getting burned out on the “Gods kill mortal/demigod’s family, said individual goes on quest for revenge and becomes a hero” trope. Give me a Greek story that doesn’t employ this tragedy.

  • GrimReaper07

    That was awful

  • cloud720

    This looks good, they should get whoever directed this to do Ant-man.

    • dodge hickey

      This guy. *nudge* * nudge*

      • ChristianLyons

        Brett Ratner? Sigh.

      • dodge hickey

        My comment was a nudge at cloud720 for his comment…

  • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

    Was I supposed to laugh – or not? Especially when he fights the lion, all I could think of was the “Scott of the Antarctic” sketch from Monty Python

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  • The Flobbit

    Excellent use of Microsoft Powerpoint’s Rotate Textbox function on the poster.

  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    I could really use that kind of money.

  • James

    Nice Queens of the StoneAge/Unkle remix.

  • mattinacan

    wow the rock seems like a nice enough guy and all, but this movie looks fucking terrible

    • GunzOfNavarone

      What do you expect from the guy who directed X3. I’m surprised he still gets work tbh.

  • Ashtalon

    Didn’t they originally say this would be a more realistic take on the character? And wouldn’t feature mythological monsters? Guess that went out the door.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Haters gonna hate. Ratner is my only real fear for this. It looks like they start with the mythology and then tell their own story.
    @ Matt Goldberg – God of War took the God’s killing family thing FROM Hercules. Same thing really, in a bout of madness (orchestrated by Hera) he kills his family. But speaking of GoW can I get my movie now?

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Haters gonna hate. Ratner is my only real fear for this. It looks like they start with the mythology and then tell their own story.
    @ Matt Goldberg – God of War took the God’s killing family thing FROM Hercules. Same thing really, in a bout of madness (orchestrated by Hera) he kills his family. But speaking of GoW can I get my movie now?

  • Bloost

    Brett Ratner vs McG. Who’s face do you want to much more?

  • anon

    Never knew such a thing as a B grade Michael Bay movie existed. Thanks for clarifying this Mr. Ratner.

  • VampireHorde

    Wait, Irina Shayk as Hercules’ wife? Barbra Palvin as…some other Greek chick? Of course, who else but Brett Ratner would cast supermodels in a historical epic!

    • James Franco

      I would shag the bajessus out go both those models. They are that hot!

  • bojock

    The fact that Ian McShane didn’t call anyone cocksucker is incredibly disappointing

  • g

    i love how people are bleh ratner dis sucks ya fool.. but they all went to see 300 sequel in cinemas as well as other pointless cgi fests

  • Pk

    Damn irina shayk looks hot as hell…think I also spotted Barbara palvin in this

  • pDUB

    Hercules SMASH

  • Ethan

    Looks like crap

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