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[Movies] Dwayne Johnson Set for Hercules
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 11.07.2012



Deadline reports that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to star in the new Hercules movie by director Brett Ratner.

The movie will be a co-production for MGM and Paramount Pictures. The interpretation is based on Radical Publishing's Hercules comics and their two miniseries, "The Thracian Wars" and "The Knives of Kush." Both stories were written by Steve Moore and had art by cris Bolsin.

Here is the synopsis for "The Thracian Wars:

"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?!"

Ratner will direct a script from writer Ryan Condol. MGM's Roger BirnBaum, Gary Barner, and Jonathan Glickman will produce the movie with Peter Berg and his Film 44 partner Sarah Aubrey and also Barry Levine of Radical Pictures. Radical's Jesse Berger will serve as executive producer.





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