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Hollywood has, in its rush to cannibalize every property it can, finally begun to devour its own tail. The result of this is that next year is going to bring us a giant pile of Hercules. Two separate movies based around this legendary character are in the works – one directed by X-Men butcher Brett Ratner and the other being put together by Renny Harlin (the creator of the best-worst pirate movie ever, Cutthroat Island). So which Hercules movie will top your list? Well, we here at Nerd Bastards present a look at Harlin’s The Legend of Hercules so that you can make a more informed decision. Check it out below. (more…)

New(ish) Trailer for Harlin’s Herc Flick


Every couple of years, a “magical” occurrence takes place in Hollywood, and two films so alike in basic plot as to just barely avoid plagiarism lawsuits are released at roughly the same time. We’ve seen this phenomenon with volcano flicks (Dante’s Peak, Volcano), asteroid attacks (Armageddon, Deep Impact), and, just recently, White House sieges (Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down).

Next year, Two Hercules films will go head-to-sweaty, muscly head: The one everyone will watch starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: Hercules: The Thracian Wars–and the Deep Impact of this pairing: Renny Harlin‘s Hercules: The Legend Begins–which has the honor of being released (and likely forgotten) first. Hit the jump for a shorter, official version of the previously released 3 minute trailer.



The first trailer for Renny Harlin‘s (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight) Hercules the Legend Begins starring Kellan Lutz (Twilight, Immortals) has hit the Internet. Not to be confused with that other Hercules movie starring The Rock, that’s right, we’re getting two Hercules movies next year, at first glance Hercules the Legend Begins looks like some strange fusion of Hercules and Spartacus, but is it? (more…)