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Brett Ratner going Greek with Hercules: The Thracian Wars

04.28.2011

Lovers of Greek mythology will surely rejoice at this new bit of info that Brett Ratner is now attached to direct a HERCULES film for MGM.

No, sadly it's not a reboot of Arnold's HERCULES IN NEW YORK, rather it's an adaptation of Hercules: The Thracian Wars, a comic by Steve Moore at Radical Publishing.

A year ago, Ratner was in talks for a different Hercules project from producer Avi Lerner, but scrapped it to do the upcoming TOWER HEIST instead. But he must have a fixation with the hero, as now he's signed up for a different version.

Peter Berg used to be attached to The Thracian Wars as early as 2008, and it does already have its own IMDB page claiming a 2014 release date.

Here's a synopsis of the comic:

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?

Epic?

Extra Tidbit: Does Ratner still have the God of War rights? I sincerely hope not.
Source: NYMag

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2:24PM on 04/29/2011

lol WAIT, wait

How is it that if you trash ANY OTHER project, director or actor on here, even those arguably far worse, you get thumbs downed like crazy? This site is being eaten up by polarized group-think.
How is it that if you trash ANY OTHER project, director or actor on here, even those arguably far worse, you get thumbs downed like crazy? This site is being eaten up by polarized group-think.
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11:54AM on 04/29/2011
Red Dragon is the only movie he has directed that I genuinely like. I think that has more to do with the phenomenal cast though.
Red Dragon is the only movie he has directed that I genuinely like. I think that has more to do with the phenomenal cast though.
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5:57PM on 04/28/2011
Ratner is the worst director of his generation.
Ratner is the worst director of his generation.
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2:08PM on 04/28/2011
Who gives a shit? The chances of this actually getting made are slim to none. The dude has made a career out of attaching himself to movies and never making them.
Who gives a shit? The chances of this actually getting made are slim to none. The dude has made a career out of attaching himself to movies and never making them.
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1:48PM on 04/28/2011

RUSH HOUR 9

Stay away from anything but Rush Hour movie RATner. You suck monkey balls as a director. The truly sad part is how cool this movie sounds.
Stay away from anything but Rush Hour movie RATner. You suck monkey balls as a director. The truly sad part is how cool this movie sounds.
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1:40PM on 04/28/2011
Go back to music videos or into hiding with Chris Tucker.
Go back to music videos or into hiding with Chris Tucker.
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12:55PM on 04/28/2011
WoW, that sounded dumb. Straight to DVD dumb.
WoW, that sounded dumb. Straight to DVD dumb.
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12:16PM on 04/28/2011

Epic indeed..

Epic FAIL!!!!!
Epic FAIL!!!!!
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12:11PM on 04/28/2011
did nobody like Rush Hour 1,2, or Red Dragon but me?
did nobody like Rush Hour 1,2, or Red Dragon but me?
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12:34PM on 04/28/2011
I liked Rush Hour..thats about it
I liked Rush Hour..thats about it
1:18PM on 04/28/2011
I love Red Dragon dude, but prepare yourself for many a thumbs down (people around these parts have a burning hatred for Brett Ratner, even though there are FAR worse people making movies out there).
I love Red Dragon dude, but prepare yourself for many a thumbs down (people around these parts have a burning hatred for Brett Ratner, even though there are FAR worse people making movies out there).
11:59AM on 04/28/2011

Ratner may suck....

...but X-MEN: THE LAST STAND was still better than SUPER RETURNS! :-P
...but X-MEN: THE LAST STAND was still better than SUPER RETURNS! :-P
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2:05PM on 04/28/2011
True. Hamhanded but still fun, Super was kind of well crafted but bland and boring.
True. Hamhanded but still fun, Super was kind of well crafted but bland and boring.
11:47AM on 04/28/2011

Epic?

With Brett Ratner involved the answer is: no.
With Brett Ratner involved the answer is: no.
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11:38AM on 04/28/2011
Brett Ratner sucks.
Brett Ratner sucks.
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