7 November 2012 5:20 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Earlier this year it was revealed that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was in talks to star in a new, big screen Hercules movie. But the instant joy at picturing a movie about the mythical muscleman played by one of the coolest musclemen on the planet was tempered a bit by the other half of the news story: Brett Ratner would be directing it. However there hasn't been any visible movement on the film since then, and it seemed to have taken a backburner to even bigger news for the Rock, like his rumored interest in headlining a Lobo movie, and the whole G.I. Joe: Retaliation reshoot debacle. But now a fire has been lit under the project, and Variety has just broken news on Twitter that Paramount and MGM will jointly produce the film. The film is an adaptation of the graphic...

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