Brett Ratner Diving into Mythological Heroes with Hercules?
Honestly, I hadn't noticed that one of the most highly criticized, yet surprisingly successful directors, Brett Ratner, hadn't directed a feature film in over 3 years. Last time Ratner threw something up on screen (not counting his short in New York, I Love You) it was Rush Hour 3. That flick is essentially vomit on celluloid, so my verbiage is accurate on at least two different levels. 24 Frames is reporting that the director might get back in the director's chair to bring the classic action hero Hercules back to theaters. Producer Avi Lerner has been developing the project for over three years and apparently its gained some recent new momentum.
Ratner has plenty of experience with action (for better or worse) with three Rush Hour movies and X-Men: The Last Stand under his belt, but sword and sandal epics are a different animal. Honestly, I've never been a fan of Ratner's blockbuster work, but rather enjoyed his work on Red Dragon and his short in New York, I Love You. But of course, a big action epic in the same vein as Clash of the Titans would be right up his alley. Hercules is also a character that hasn't had a decent live-action adaptation for the big screen in a couple decades, so people may be more than interested in seeing him return. But if Kevin Sorbo isn't in then count me out (I'm only half-joking). Does anyone want to see a new Hercules film from Brett Ratner?