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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:10 am 
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Hercules, Starring Dwayne Johnson, to Arrive August 8, 2014

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January 16, 2013

Following the official announcement late last year, MGM and Paramount Pictures have set an August 8, 2014 release date for Brett Ratner's Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson.

The film will be based on the Radical Publishing "Hercules" comic books of which there were two series; "The Thracian Wars" and "The Knives of Kush," both written by Steve Moore with art by Cris Bolsin. "The Thracian Wars" is officially described as follows:

Fourteen-hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and the presence of death. These men and woman never question where, why, or whom they go to fight; only how much they will be paid. Knowing this, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. Hercules begins to question King Cotys' motives when he takes his army out to battle and sees them practice on innocent men, women, and children of their neighbors. Deep in his soul something stirs, but is it enough to stop a mad king and his army of the damned from marching across Greece - or even Olympus itself?!

The screenplay for the film version was written by Ryan Condol. MGM's Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman will produce with Peter Berg and his Film 44 partner Sarah Aubrey, as well as Barry Levine of Radical Pictures, whose Jesse Berger will executive produce.

Johnson can soon be seen in theaters in Jon Chu's G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Michael Bay's Pain & Gain.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:12 am 
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Hercules, Starring Dwayne Johnson, Has Officially Started Production

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June 10, 2013

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures announced that principal photography has officially begun on Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Fast & Furious 6) and directed and produced by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand). Filming takes place in Budapest, Hungary.

Hercules also stars Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Rufus Sewell (Legend of Zorro), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, “American Horror Story”), Peter Mullan (War Horse, Top of the Lake) and Academy Award-nominee John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). Rounding out the main cast is Rebecca Ferguson ("The White Queen”), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Aksel Hennie (Headhunters) and Reece Ritchie (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time).

Hercules is produced by Beau Flynn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Barry Levine (Oblivion) and Ratner. Executive producers are Peter Berg (Battleship), Sarah Aubrey (Battleship), Ross Fanger (Iron Man) and Jesse Berger (Oblivion).

Based on the graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars", the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend…

Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules.

The behind-the-scenes creative team led by Ratner includes: Academy Award®-nominee director of photography Dante Spinotti (The Insider, L.A. Confidential), editor Mark Helfrich (X-Men: The Last Stand), production designer Jean-Vincent Puzos (10,000 B.C.), costume designer Jany Temime (Skyfall), 2nd Unit director Alexander Witt (Skyfall), VFX supervisor John Bruno (Avatar), SFX Supervisor Neil Corbould (Black Hawk Down) and stunt coordinator Greg Powell (Fast & Furious 6).

Hercules will be distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures on July 25, 2014 with select international territories as well as all television distribution being handled by MGM.


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Dwayne Johnson Teases His Hercules Make-Up

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June 11, 2013

It was announced yesterday that Brett Ratner's Hercules officially started production with Dwayne Johnson in the titular role. Today, Johnson has revealed a tease of his make-up for the role via his Twitter account. Johnson captioned the photo with this: "3 hr daily process w/ multi-time Academy Award nominated hair & make up artists. Love the transformation.. #HERCULES." Check out the image below and let us know what you think!

Based on the Radical Studios graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

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Tobias Santelmann Will Fight Dwayne Johnson in Hercules

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June 21, 2013

Kon-Tiki star Tobias Santelmann has joined Brett Ratner's upcoming Hercules film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Santelmann will play the lead villain in the film, a character named Rhesus. Santelmann's character is described as "a golden-locked barbarian and revolutionary" who will go toe-to-toe with Dwayne Johnson's Hercules in the movie.

Hercules also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. Rounding out the main cast are Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie.

Hercules will land in theaters on July 25, 2014.


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Dwayne Johnson Teases More Hercules Photos

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June 23, 2013

Dwayne Johnson is currently filming the Brett Ratner-directed Hercules and he's posted a few more teaser photos on his Twitter account.

The July 25 release co-stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann.

For the first pic, he says: "HERCULES. We have the best film designers in the world. Respects the mythology w/ great detail." You can click on it for a bigger version.

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For this photo, he says: "Hair/make up trailer - HERCULES. Asked how I got my shoulder slice scars. From a satisfied woman w/ long ass nails;) "

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Joe Anderson Joins Brett Ratner's Hercules

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June 27, 2013

Variety is reporting that The Grey and Twilight actor Joe Anderson has signed on for Brett Ratner's upcoming Hercules film. Anderson will play a marathon runner "who brings Hercules news of enemy Rhesus’ movement before the battle."

Hercules stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular hero along with Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. Rounding out the main cast are Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie.

Based on the Radical Studios graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. President Barry Levine of Radical Studios is a producer and Executive VP Jesse Berger is an executive producer on the film.

Hercules will land in theaters on July 25, 2014.


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Dwayne Johnson Teases Hercules Set and Costumes

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July 07, 2013

Continuing his ongoing social media teasing, Dwayne Johnson has revealed, via his official Twitter feed, another look at the upcoming Hercules, in which he plays the title character. Check it out below!

"Our 'Hercules' set created by award winning designer Jean-Vincent Puzos w/ great detail," he writes. "I sit in awe."

Hercules is scheduled for release on July 25, 2014.

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Dwayne Johnson Reveals Hercules' Helmet

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July 09, 2013

Dwayne Johnson isn't slowing down on the Twitter updates from the set of director Brett Ratner's Hercules. A few days ago, he posted a set photo and this morning he's giving the fans a look at Hercules' helmet in the July 25, 2014 release.

Co-starring Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann, Hercules is based on the graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars." The ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules.

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Dwayne Johnson Reveals Massive Hercules Set

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August 18, 2013

Dwayne Johnson continued to give a sneak peek behind the scenes of director Brett Ratner's Hercules today with a tweet that read:

"The most amazing set I've ever stepped foot on. Honored to play this role. #HERCULESMovie"

Opening in theaters on July 25, 2014, the fantasy action adventure co-stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann.

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New Image From the Set of Brett Ratner's Hercules

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September 17, 2013

Continuing his tradition of photos from the set, Dwayne Johnson has revealed a new picture from Brett Ratner's Hercules of Athens circa 300 BC. Check it out below!

Co-starring Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann, the film is based on the graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars."

The MGM and Paramount action adventure is scheduled to hit theaters on July 25, 2014.

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It's a Fine Day for a Battle in New Hercules Set Photo

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September 28, 2013

Dwayne Johnson has revealed another photo from the set of Brett Ratner's upcoming Hercules film, and it might be our favorite one yet. Captioned with "A fine day for battle," check it out below!

Co-starring Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann, the film is based on the graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars."

In the movie, haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules.

The MGM and Paramount action adventure is scheduled to hit theaters on July 25, 2014.

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Dwayne Johnson Shares a New Hercules Photo

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October 24, 2013

Dwayne Johnson is back on Twitter today with another look at his title character in director Brett Ratner's Hercules. As you can see in the photo below, this is one of our first good looks at the demigod's face.

Johnson also reveals that, now fully wrapped on Hercules, he has officially stepped in front of the camera to begin shooting James Wan's Fast & Furious 7.

Hitting theaters on July 25, 2014, the action adventure also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann. The film is based on the Radical Studios graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars."

Fast & Furious 7, meanwhile, is set for a July 11, 2014 release.

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