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Brett Ratner's Hercules with Dwayne Johnson gets an official release date

Jan. 17, 2013by: Paul Shirey

For those of you hoping that Brett Ratner's HERCULES, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would never come to light, well, you're out of luck.  Paramount Pictures and MGM have set a release date of August 8, 2014 for the pic, which is an adaptation of the comic, Hercules: The Thracian Wars, published by Radical Comics.  The story is said to be a "revisionist take on the classic myth and is set in a world where the supernatural does not exist." So, there you have it.

Add this to the massive amount of projects that Johnson is attached to, not to mention his on-and-off involvement with WWE, and you've got one of the most prolific actors working today.  Johnson's SNITCH is set to debut next month, then the long-delayed G.I. JOE: RETALIATION in March, followed by Michael Bay's PAIN AND GAIN in April, then THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS 6 in May. He also has the recently wrapped EMPIRE STATE, co-starring Liam Hemsworth, awaiting a release date.  If you aren't already, you will be "Rocked" the f*ck out by the end of the year.

Is Dwayne Johnson the new Jason Statham?

Extra Tidbit: Do you think that The Rock should slow it down a bit or are you happy with his near monthly pace of new films?

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3:46PM on 01/17/2013

"Is Dwayne Johnson the new Jason Statham?"

No, because to my knowledge Statham has never put out a crappy kids comedy. He knows the genre he is suited for and sticks with it. Take a lesson, Dwayne. Talking to you too, Vin Diesel.
No, because to my knowledge Statham has never put out a crappy kids comedy. He knows the genre he is suited for and sticks with it. Take a lesson, Dwayne. Talking to you too, Vin Diesel.
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3:15PM on 01/17/2013

Why, Rock, why?

You gotta admire The Rock for being the multitasking success story that he is, but why he tends to pick some of the shittiest movies in between some really good ones baffles me. Brett Ratner is a walking pile of monkeymuck and everyone knows it. Why would someone like The Rock, who clearly isn't strapped for cash or looking for work, even want to take "creative direction" from a breathing shitstorm like Ratner?
You gotta admire The Rock for being the multitasking success story that he is, but why he tends to pick some of the shittiest movies in between some really good ones baffles me. Brett Ratner is a walking pile of monkeymuck and everyone knows it. Why would someone like The Rock, who clearly isn't strapped for cash or looking for work, even want to take "creative direction" from a breathing shitstorm like Ratner?
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3:27PM on 01/17/2013
I agree. He should have quite a few kick ass action flicks under his belt by now....
I agree. He should have quite a few kick ass action flicks under his belt by now....
1:54PM on 01/17/2013
Brett Ratner is probably a slot above Uwe Boll on the totem poll. *

*rhyming not intended
Brett Ratner is probably a slot above Uwe Boll on the totem poll. *

*rhyming not intended
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1:29PM on 01/17/2013
"Hercules without the supernatual"

How does that even work? Is he no longer the son of a god? Does he not have super strength? The whole thing sounds dumb and with Ratner involved I'm sure it'll end up being something along the lines of the Conan reboot (ie: terrible).
"Hercules without the supernatual"

How does that even work? Is he no longer the son of a god? Does he not have super strength? The whole thing sounds dumb and with Ratner involved I'm sure it'll end up being something along the lines of the Conan reboot (ie: terrible).
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1:16PM on 01/17/2013
Meh.
Meh.
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1:16PM on 01/17/2013
if two pieces of shit equals gold, then this will be awesome! ..but it doesn't, so it'll be a pile of crap!
if two pieces of shit equals gold, then this will be awesome! ..but it doesn't, so it'll be a pile of crap!
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1:10PM on 01/17/2013
That boulder is too large. I could lift a smaller one.
That boulder is too large. I could lift a smaller one.
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