The first trailer for director Brett Ratner‘s Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role, is now online. The trailer features Hercules fighting off a lot of CGI monsters while grandiose narration builds up the big reveal of Johnson as the Greek demigod. It’s also a bit strange since the movie was previously billed as “a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist,” and I’m pretty sure I spotted a hydra and Cerberus. However it pans out, this looks like it could be a lot of dumb fun.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, and click on the corresponding links for Johnson talking about Fast & Furious 7, DC superheroes, and G.I. Joe 3. The film also stars John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rufus Sewell, Robert Maillet, and Irina Shayk. Hercules opens in 3D on July 25th.
The first images have been released from Brett Ratner’s Hercules. Not to be confused with the Hercules movie that came out earlier this year, Ratner’s take on the Greek legend is billed as “a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.” The story takes place after Hercules’ famous 12 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.” Dwayne Johnson stars as the eponymous “first superhero” and tells USA Today, “The No. 1 goal is to make the definitive version of Hercules. We know we’re going to be under a microscope.” At the very least, no one’s going to doubt he’s right for the part.
Hit the jump to check out the images, and click here for a picture of the logo that Steve took at CinemaCon. The film also stars Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joe Anderson, Peter Mullan, and Rufus Sewell. Hercules opens July 25th. [Update: Johnson has now released the first poster for the film, which is included after the jump as well.]
Dwayne Johnson‘s movies seem to do well when he’s part of an ensemble (Fast & Furious movies, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and less well when it’s all on him (Snitch, Faster). Either way, he’s still a charismatic presence, and we’ll see him in both kinds of films next year with James Wan‘s Fast & Furious 7 and Brett Ratner‘s Hercules. Plot details on Fast 7 are being kept under wraps beyond the gang squaring off against a new villain played by Jason Statham. As for Hercules, the movie is billed as “a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.” Johnson has been tweeting out set photos from Hercules, but now he’s given us our first good look at him in the movie. Also, as a sweetener, he’s tweeted out the first image of Hobbes in Fast 7. Or maybe I have them mixed up and both films are going in wildly unexpected directions.
Hit the jump to check out the image. Fast & Furious 7 opens July 11, 2014. Hercules opens July 25, 2014.
Check out a couple of behind-the-scenes images from the following films:
- Dumb and Dumber To – The Farrelly Brothers’ sequel to the 1994 comedy, Dumb & Dumber, reunites stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. This new image reveals the return of Brady Bluhm as Billy in 4C
- Hercules: The Thracian Wars – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shows off his muscles and make-up in this new image from the set of Brett Ratner’s fantasy action film. Hercules: The Thracian Wars opens July 25, 2014.
Hit the jump to see the images.
Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious Six) has been tweeting out a lot of behind-the-scenes images and video from the set of Brett Ratner’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars. And I mean a lot. Today is no different as Johnson reveals a frame from his four-hour daily make-up routine, complete with battle scars that suggest he’s been involved in a few skirmishes (perhaps a particularly laborious one against a lion of legend?). The heroic look certainly lends itself to the film’s approach of a more realistic retelling of the mythological monster-slayer.
Hit the jump to check out the new image. The film also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Askel Hennie and Reece Ritchie. Hercules: The Thracian Wars opens on July 25, 2014.
It seems like Dwayne Johnson is having a blast on the set of Brett Ratner’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars. He’s already tweeted out a number of behind-the-scenes images and one cheeky set video. Today, we get a look at the massive set itself. It’s encouraging to see that a film that touts itself as being more grounded in reality has a massive practical stage on which to work.
Hit the jump to check out the new image. The film also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Askel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie. Hercules opens on July 25, 2014.
Dwayne Johnson (Fast Five) is being sure to include his millions of fans in the filming process of Brett Ratner’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars. He’s already tweeted out a few behind-the-scenes images, which you can view here, here and here. While this movie version of the mythological hero takes a grounded approach and features a world without superpowers, Johnson’s about as close to a demigod as we mortals can get; this new set video shows he’s also got a nasty pinch.
Hit the jump to check it out. The film also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Askel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie. Hercules opens on July 25, 2014.
An American, a Canadian and a German each found work in the movies today. Here’s who was cast in what:
- Denis Leary has been added to the ensemble of football drama Draft Day.
- Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) has signed up for Pompeii, Paul W.S. Anderson’s latest 3D actioner.
- Antje Traue (Man of Steel) will get her Ancient Greek on as the latest recruit for Brett Ratner’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
Here’s the latest casting news:
- Rufus Sewell (Dark City) will join Dwayne Johnson (Snitch) in Brett Ratner’s fantasy epic, Hercules.
- Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise) is in talks to star alongside Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) in the raunchy road trip movie, Tammy, along with Kathy Bates (Misery).
- Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) will reteam with Anchorman 2 filmmakers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay for the indie comedy, Welcome to Me.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
A couple weeks ago, we reported that Dwayne Johnson was in talks to star in Brett Ratner‘s Hercules. The film is an adaptation of Steve Moore’s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, and is a dark take on the popular Grecian character. In the comic, Hercules is “a mercenary who turned his back on the gods following the loss of his family, ‘finding solace only in battle.’” If you combine this film with Tarsem Singh‘s Immortals, we can get pretty close to a God of War movie.
Johnson will next be seen in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. A few weeks ago, he said that filming on Fast Six (tentative title) will take place in May. He’s also set to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay‘s crime-drama Pain and Gain. According to Variety, filming on Hercules is set to begin in October in New Zealand. No word yet if Hercules will ride a bumblebee. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the graphic novel.
Brett Ratner is in talks to direct Hercules: The Thracian Wars for MGM. As you may recall, last summer Ratner was rumored to be circling the director’s chair for another Hercules movie for producer Avi Lerner (The Expendables). However, Ratner never signed on that project and The Thracian Wars is a different script. Vulture reports that the script for this new Hercules project is based off Radical Publishing’s comic book by Steve Moore. Ryan Condal, who recently penned the script for Alex Proyas’ adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, will handle the screenplay for Hercules. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the comic.
Ratner’s latest film, Tower Heist, stars Ben Stiller as a building manager who attempts to exact financial revenge on a Bernie Madoff-like tenant (Alan Alda). The film also stars Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Casey Affleck, and Michael Peña. Tower Heist opens November 4th.