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Dwayne Johnson and Brett Ratner teaming for Hercules

Nov. 7, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Looks like Dwayne Johnson is returning to SCORPION KING territory. The former wrestler will team with director Brett Ratner for HERCULES. The film is scheduled to start filming in early spring of 2013.

This version of the Greek myth is based on the Radical Comics series "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" which takes place in barbarian Thrace rather than Greece. In the comic book, Hercules follows the Thracian King’s orders and trains the Thracian army into one that excels in its ruthlessness.

Sounds like a very 300-esque story. I like Dwayne Johnson a lot. He is a fun actor who I was pleasantly surprised didn't turn out to be a professional wrestling dud when it came to acting. I would prefer to see him stick to action roles over the Disney comedies, but this project does absolutely nothing for me. It sounds uninspired and generic and having Ratner behind the camera will do nothing positive for it.

It sounds like it has summer potential for MGM and Paramount, but I will wait until I hear who else joins the cast before I get too excited.

Source: Deadline

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3:21PM on 11/08/2012

look forward to it

i like Rock.doing both Action and comedy roles like Arnold.ratner and rock make a good combo.good to see Hercules,Tarzan,Conan on big screen.how about He-Man?
i like Rock.doing both Action and comedy roles like Arnold.ratner and rock make a good combo.good to see Hercules,Tarzan,Conan on big screen.how about He-Man?
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4:12AM on 11/08/2012

Im down for Rock in this type of role

Rock will make for a great Hercules, plus Ratner is fine, he's a serviceable director if the script works and at least this isn't any material i feel is sacred. This flick could be good but shallow fun.
Rock will make for a great Hercules, plus Ratner is fine, he's a serviceable director if the script works and at least this isn't any material i feel is sacred. This flick could be good but shallow fun.
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1:59AM on 11/08/2012
I like a few of Ratner's movies but even his better ones aren't anything too special. Him doing a generic action movie that deviates greatly from the original source material is something I will gladly pass on.
I like a few of Ratner's movies but even his better ones aren't anything too special. Him doing a generic action movie that deviates greatly from the original source material is something I will gladly pass on.
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10:32PM on 11/07/2012
I actually think this sounds like exactly the type of stuff Ratner should be doing. Won't be Oscar gold but I could see it working.
I actually think this sounds like exactly the type of stuff Ratner should be doing. Won't be Oscar gold but I could see it working.
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9:41PM on 11/07/2012

how the fuck is that Hercules?

It's not Greek and he's like a general of an army of something? What the hell?

Also, I love Rock and glad he's doing more action movies but Brett Ratner is VERY hit and miss...
It's not Greek and he's like a general of an army of something? What the hell?

Also, I love Rock and glad he's doing more action movies but Brett Ratner is VERY hit and miss...
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