Take another look at Dwayne Johnson who stars as the Greek demigod Hercules in the upcoming Brett Ratner‘s action adventure Hercules: The Thracian Wars. It’s not like you’re going to see something spectacular except… well, Johnson is obviously in a good physical shape, and he’s more than ready to defeat a tyrannical warlord. Head inside to check him out… We will once again remind you that Ratner directs the whole thing from a script written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, but the whole thing is actually based on the graphic novel of the same name. It revolves around the Greek demigod, who lives his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. In other words, the movie is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist, and Ratner’s story begins after the labors, and after the well-known legend… Here’s the official synopsis:
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.Also starring Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson and Aksel Hennie, the movie is already set to hit theaters on July 25th, 2014. Hope we’ll soon have more Hercules updates to share, make sure you stay tuned!