Who would have guessed that a new movie about Hercules would shape up to one of the most anticipated films of 2014? Well, the involvement of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson makes Hercules: The Thracian Wars just that considering the way that Johnson’s 2013 slate of movies have shaped up so far.
To be fair though, a pretty decent pedigree of actors has been recruited for the film including Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and John Hurt. The film is also based on a graphic novel of the same name, so the whole affair should be rather foolproof for director Brett Ratner, although fans are free to remain cautious in their optimism. Still, Johnson himself is optimistic, and he’s doing his part by taking to Twitter and sharing a sneak peak of the film.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 9, 2013
The picture doesn’t exactly tells us much, does it? Well, there’s always the below plot 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.
What do you Bastards think? Are you looking forward to Hercules because in The Rock we trust? Or do you fear the specter of the Rat?
Source: Comic Book Movie