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Could timing be everything for dueling movies about the muscle-bound god?
Hollywood's upcoming battle of the Hercules -- to mix warrior legends for a moment -- is a decidedly David versus Goliath affair.
Now comes news that the slighter of these two muscle-bound screen gods (in budget, at least) might have a crucial advantage, as Summit has acquired Hercules: The Legend Begins and slated it for a February release.
The underdog stars Twilight beefcake Kellan Lutz and was directed by Renny Harlin, who hasn't had a hit since the 1990s when he peaked with action hits like Die Hard 2 and The Long Kiss Goodnight. It stands in the immense shadow of Hercules: The Thracian Wars, a graphic novel adaptation from director Brett Ratner starring proven box office superstar Dwayne Johnson, for which MGM and Paramount are sharing a $100 million-plus price tag.
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- Seth Abramovitch
Sneak Peek your first look at the recently tweeted image of actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the demi-god 'Hercules' from the upcoming Metro - Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Paramount Pictures production of "Hercules: The Thracian Wars", based on the graphic novel.
The new film is produced and directed by Brett Ratner.
:"...fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god.
"Hercules', the powerful son of the god king 'Zeus' received nothing but suffering his entire life.
"After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in battle.
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- Michael Stevens
Dwayne Johnson certainly likes taking to Twitter to give his fans a behind-the-scenes look at his projects, and the former Rock has been at it again, dropping two new images of himself in both Hercules: The Thracian Wars and Fast & Furious 7....
Hercules: The Thracian Wars is set for release on July 25th 2014, with a cast that also includes Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Rufus Sewell and Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story: Asylum), while Fast & Furious 7 will see Johnson lining up alongside franchise veterans Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris and F&F newcomers Kurt Russell (Death Proof) Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Tony Jaa (Ong Bak), Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) and Ronda Rousey (The Expendables 3), in addition to Jason Statham's villain Ian Shaw. »
- Gary Collinson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s career isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, and two big upcoming entries on his always-crowded slate are Fast & Furious 7 and Brett Ratner’s Hercules movie, based on the Hercules: The Thracian Wars graphic novel.
Today we have images of The Rock on the sets of both of the aforementioned projects looking hard as… well, a rock, really. Check out the photos below, which Johnson sent out via his own Twitter account:
Hercules: The Thracian Wars looks upon the latter life of Hercules (as opposed to the origin story featured in a competing film, Hercules: The Legend Begins). After his twelve famous labors and much personal loss, Hercules is ...
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- Kofi Outlaw
Two brand new photos reveal the two sides of Dwayne Johnson. One finds him wearing a tight shirt with a bald head, while the other finds him wearing no shirt with a lion on his head. The Rock tweeted a two-for-one photo from a pair of upcoming films, "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" and "Fast & Furious 7." They will make you feel less manly. It's the first good look we've had of Johnson as the Mythological man-god Hercules, and he certainly looks the part as he guides a chariot while decked out in a headdress made from a lion. Meanwhile, the »
- Dave Lewis
Fast & Furious 7: Dwayne Johnson has graced his fans with one more warrior image from Hercules: The Thracian Wars, which recently wrapped production. It's actually a montage, accompanied by the first look at Johnson in his role as Hobbs in Fast & Furious 7. Both movies are due out in July 2014. [Dwayne Johnson] Selling Time: Will Smith is unofficially attached to star in Selling Time, a supernatural thriller about a man who gives up seven years of his expected life span so he can "relive the worst day of his life." We'll hazard a guess that he'll try and "fix" whatever it was that it made it such a bad day in the first place, with unexpected consequences. The original writer, Dan McDermott, has been brought back on the project for a...
- Peter Martin
Dwayne Johnson has unveiled another new image from the set of Hercules: The Thracian Wars online, giving us a good look at the leading man in character. The new image shows Johnson in rough and rushed mode, sporting a full beard and a rather fetching lionskin fleece. Killed and skinned by his own bare hands, no doubt… The new film will pick up with a washed-up Hercules working as a travelling mercenary, haunted by his past and looking for a way to restore his lost honour. Fortunately for him, such an opportunity soon presents...
- George Wales
Dwyane Johnson has released a new photo of himself as Hercules, giving us our first real look at the character in Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Everything that's been released up until this point has been very teasing. I'll admit that he looks like a badass in the photo, but it doesn't change the fact that Brett Ratner directed the movie. The image came with the following caption:
"Intense 6 months of Hercules to now Hobbs (Fast & Furious). Shooting starts now."
The movie also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie, and Tobias Santelmann. It's set to be released on July 25th, 2014. What do you think of Johnson's look?
Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has, in the film, become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and »
- Joey Paur
Action star Dwayne Johnson is so in demand these days, he can't even take a break between shoots. Earlier today, the actor posted a new photo from Hercules: The Thracian Wars, which finally gives us a look at his face, sporting scruff and wearing a lion's mane. With that project already wrapped, the actor has moved directly on to Fast & Furious 7, where he reprises his role as Agent Hobbs from Fast Five and this summer's Fast & Furious 6.
Intense 6 months of Hercules to now Hobbs (Fast & Furious). Shooting starts now. #50ShadesOfAttitudepic.twitter.com/EsFhOP7aEY
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 24, 2013
Hercules: The Thracian Wars comes to theaters July 25th, 2014 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Fiennes, Rebecca Ferguson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Irina Shayk, Robert Maillet, Rufus Sewell. The film is directed by Brett Ratner. »
Which Rock do you like the best-- the one driving a chariot into certain battle on the set of Hercules: The Thracian Wars, or the one standing in front of the wreck of a car he probably tore apart with his bare hands on the set of Fast & Furious 7. It's a trick question, of course. Picking your favorite Rock is like picking a favorite ice cream flavor-- it varies based on the day and your mood, and what variety of ass-kicking you want to see handed to which variety of villain. As unlikely as it is that a Samoan ex-wrestler has become the most all-purpose movie star on the planet, it's true-- so long as there's an opportunity for him to throw a punch or at least flex a muscle, The Rock is pretty much a one-size-fits-all proposition. And because nearly everything he's done in the last few years has »
Over the last few weeks, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has being taking to Twitter, sharing with his followers various teasing pictures of his latest role as the titular greek hero in Brett Ratner's Hercules: The Thracian Wars. An arm here, a gigantic back there. But with filming officially wrapped, and The Rock off to once again play Agent Hobbs in Fast and Furious 7, he has posted our first proper look at his take on the demi-god, and My God!!! It is incredibly impressive, promising a visually stunning take on the legend. Released: 25th July 2014 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Dwayne Johnson continues to tease and please his fan base by posting updates and stills from his projects. Over the last few months he’s regularly tweeted set stills from Brett Ratner’s epic swords n’ sandals reboot Hercules: The Thracian Wars. However, he’s constantly kept his face hidden. Not anymore as we have a look at the possible reason for this. His mythic Greek god will be bearded!
Alongside that image he’s also given us the first look of his returning Agent Luke Hobbs in James Wan‘s currently-shooting Fast & Furious 7. Johnson joins the familiar list of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson in the action ensemble sequel which will mark his third in the series.
Both films are set for next summer with Fast & Furious 7 the first to arrive on the 11th July 2014, followed by Hercules: The Thracian Wars which hits 25th July 2014.
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- Craig Hunter
Dwayne Johnson's movies seem to do well when he's part of an ensemble (Fast & Furious movies, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and less well when it's all on him (Snitch, Faster). Either way, he's still a charismatic presence, and we'll see him in both kinds of films next year with James Wan's Fast & Furious 7 and Brett Ratner's Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Plot details on Fast 7 are being kept under wraps beyond the gang squaring off against a new villain played by Jason Statham. As for Hercules, the movie is billed as “a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.” Johnson has been tweeting out set photos from Hercules, but now he's given us our first good look at him in the movie. Also, as a sweetener, he's tweeted out the first image of Hobbes in Fast 7. Or maybe I »
- Matt Goldberg
Never far from Twitter these days, Dwayne Johnson is a man who enjoys staying in touch with his fans. Right now, he’s transitioning from one big project to another as, with Brett Ratner’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars wrapped, he’s back in the Us and into the funderwear for Fast And Furious 7.During his time on Hercules, he’s been sharing pics of the set and little looks at his character, but hasn’t shown his face until now. As the picture above shows, this Hercules, a human warrior without the usual demi-god trappings of the story, is still someone to be reckoned with. He stars in the film alongside the likes of Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Peter Mullan and Aksel Hennie. It’ll be out on next year.Fast & Furious 7 needs much less introduction, though it will see Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and »
Promising a realistic take on the iconic legendary character, Brett Ratner's take on the Hercules: The Thracian Wars graphic novel is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2014. With a cast which includes the likes of Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and John Hurt, it certainly seems to have all the right ingredients to be a great summer blockbuster. However, it's leading man Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who is building hype for the movie with a series of production photos released via his Twitter account. Here's the latest... Intense 6 months of Hercules to now Hobbs (Fast & Furious). Shooting starts now. #50ShadesOfAttitude pic.twitter.com/EsFhOP7aEY— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 24, 2013 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. »
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has done a damn fine job of teasing the shit out of us while working on the Brett Ratner directed Hercules: The Thracian Wars and today he tweeted the first good look at his get-up as the titular god. Thus far it's been a lot of back shots, make-up, set photos, and a pretty good profile shot recently, but now we have a clearer look at the grissled visage of Johnson as a more barbaric version of the classic mythological character. Take a gander: »
- Paul Shirey
This story first appeared in the Nov. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The last night of filming on Hercules: The Thracian Wars in Budapest, with just a few hours to go on this chilly October evening before the movie wraps at 6 a.m. Even after eight months of seven-day weeks, during which he often has worked 16 or 17 hours straight, director Brett Ratner bubbles with enthusiasm as he sits hunched before three monitors in a cavelike set at the Origo Studios, where a body double for Dwayne Johnson is chained to a wall, from which
- Stephen Galloway
The Rock has finished laying the smack down in ancient Greece. Filming has concluded on Hercules: the Thracian Wars. Some new behind-the-scenes images have been released.
There was quite a bit of talk about Hercules at NY Comic-Con as a trailer was released for an upcoming Hercules film called Hercules: the Legend Begins, starring Twilight actor Kellan Lutz. However, the previews of that film seem to be getting a lukewarm reaction. Still, Hercules fans have something else to look forward to. Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson is bringing a larger and more muscular version of the legendary Greek hero to the screen in Hercules: the Thracian Wars.
Based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya, the film is directed by Brett Ratner. Production on the film has been well-documented by the Rock himself, who has been sharing set photos from the movie with over 5 million followers on Twitter. »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
New York Comic Con brought with it a first look at a trailer for Hercules: The Legend Begins, an origin story for the Greek demigod that stars Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz in the lead role, and while it featured a few cool-looking action shots a lot of Screen Rant readers were underwhelmed by by what they saw. Luckily there is a second Hercules movie on the way, featuring a loinclothed Dwayne”The Rock” Johnson as an older (and significantly larger) version of the hero who takes up arms against a brutal warlord in order to help the King of Thrace and his daughter.
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- H. Shaw-Williams
If you weren’t impressed with that other “Hercules” movie starring the kid from “Twilight”, then maybe you’ll be a little more with Dwayne Johnson’s version of “Hercules”, aka “Hercules: The Thracian Wars”. Throughout production on the film, Johnson has been tweeting a lot of set pics, mostly showing him from behind. I dunno, I guess the guy is proud of his backside. Hey, I would be too if my backside looked that impressive, I guess. But since the Brett Ratner film has now wrapped, Johnson has released your best look at him in costume yet. Check it out: And oh, here’s an earlier pic with, yes, another shot-from-behind pic of Johnson: “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” finds Herc in Thrace working as a beefcake sword-for-hire, who is tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. The film co-stars Joseph Fiennes, »
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