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“No matter how fast you run, no matter how far you go, the beast will follow. Man cannot escape his fate, Hercules.”
With these ominous words, the new trailer for Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” sets the scene for the action-packed film as the titular demigod battles a lion and a three-headed water monster while struggling to come to terms with his own identity.
Star Dwayne Johnson flexes his muscles and prepares to save the world from the descendants of Hades in his role as the mythical Greek hero and son of Zeus. The pic, based on graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Reece Ritchie.
Paramount and MGM’s “Hercules” bows July 25.
- Andrea Seikaly
“Look at me,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson orders in the new Hercules trailer. (Okay!) “Do I look afraid?” Despite encountering a trap full of angry, tattooed warriors, no; no, he does not look afraid.
Hercules, based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, is directed by Brett Ratner and intended to be a dark, action-packed account of Hercules’s battle to take down a warlord. So basically, this will be nothing like Disney’s version (bummer).
- Ariana Bacle
Paramount Pictures and MGM have released the first trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules,” directed by Brett Ratner that shows the thesp in action as the Greek demigod, battling giant serpents, lions and wild boars.
The film, which becomes the third major swords-and-sandals epic to be released in theaters this year, after “The Legend of Hercules” and “Poseidon,” bows July 25.
“Hercules” follows the character after he has completed his 12 Labors, in which he slays a nine-headed hydra and Nemean lion, as seen in the trailer.
Paramount revealed the first footage from the film on Monday at CinemaCon, in Las Vegas.
- Marc Graser
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