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One Hercules film will feature an actor best known for playing a sparkling vampire (Kellan Lutz) and the other has one of the most popular action actors of the past decade (Dwayne Johnson) on board. One has Renny Harlin (Cutthroat Island, Exorcist: The Beginning) and the other has Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand, the Rush Hour films) attached to direct. Both Hercules projects are aiming for a 2014 release date because studios just love to beat us over the head with similarly-themed movies, recent examples of which include Capote vs Infamous, Mirror, Mirror vs Snow White and the Huntsman, and the 2013 battle of the White House films - Olympus Has Fallen vs White House Down.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lutz was chosen by Harlin to star as his Hercules because he has passion and heart, as well as well-formed abs. "It takes more than a good physique to portray the most legendary, »

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