Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s ‘Hercules’

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Hercules is an upcoming American adventure film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes, and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Distributed jointly by Paramount Pictures and MGM, it is set to be released on July 25, 2014.

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It is one of two Hollywood-studio Hercules films released in 2014, the other being Summit Entertainment’s The Legend of Hercules.

“Look at me,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson orders in the new Hercules trailer. (Okay!) “Do I look afraid?” Despite encountering a trap full of angry, tattooed warriors, no; no, he does not look afraid.

Hercules, based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, is directed by Brett Ratner and intended to be a dark, action-packed account of Hercules’s battle to take down a warlord. So basically, this will be nothing like Disney’s version (bummer).

Johnson plays the fearless Hercules with Ian McShane, John Hurt, Joseph Fiennes, and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal also starring. Hercules is expected to hit theaters in July. »

– Ariana Bacle