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Paramount and MGM have been developing an adaptation of the comic Hercules: The Thracian Wars for awhile, with Brett Ratner to direct and Dwayne Johnson to star. All involved might have to rethink that project now that it's been revealed that Millennium, the studio behind The Expendables, has just greenlit a $70-million rival project titled Hercules 3D and are planning on putting it in theaters a full five months before Paramount and MGM can. On paper it sounds like Hercules 3D is getting rushed into production just to beat the big studio version, and while that's undoubtedly the motivation behind the advanced timetable, that's not entirely true. Millennium had begun work on a Hercules movie years ago while its reboot of Conan the Barbarian was still...

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