News out of the Hercules movie (that we just might want to go see) camp has two new official images of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the super strong demigod of legend. The first trailer should hit tomorrow and it wouldn’t surprise me to see Johnson post a teaser on his Twitter or Facebook account later today. Up until now, that’s where we’ve gotten the majority of information about the film and the on set photos like the one above.Directed by Brent Ratner and adapted from the comic book Hercules : The Thracian Wars, by box office bust of a movie starring Kellan Lutz (Twilight) did earlier this year.
Producer Beau Flynn says that Johnson has taken his workout to the next level:
It’s incredible, he’s up every morning at 3:45 right on the treadmill, then it was right to the gym for hours. And then it was to the makeup chair, then shooting all day in the heat. And repeat that for 90 days.
It really shows in the picture posted by Johnson above and in these two official photos just released today:
Don’t get me wrong, these are great stills, but I have to say that I’ve found Johnson’s social media stills from the Hercules production to be much more entertaining. It’s good to see some of the costuming, but these needed some of Johnson’s descriptive style of explanation and tease.
Johnson tweeted out this first movie poster today. I really thought he might be the vehicle for the teaser trailer to hit, but I guess we take what we can take when it’s given to us. What do you think? Is this the role Johnson was born to play?
Moving on, here’s the official synopsis:
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend…
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.
Will Johnson be able to fill theater seats? The reported $110 million dollar budget will need some strong weekends to recover that cost. It may not fully recover the budget in the US, but overseas revenues should push this film into the quite comfortable status of profit and ensure thoughts of a sequel.
This hopefully watchable Hercules makes its way to theater screens July 25th. Johnson is joined by Joseph Fiennes, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie and John Hurt.