First Look: Dwayne Johnson in 'Hercules' Before Trailer Hits Tuesday
Before the first trailer for this summer's Greek epic Hercules arrives tomorrow (likely blowing January's release of The Legend of Hercules out of the water), a couple photos of Dwayne Johnson as the title hero have arrived. It's the first time in awhile Johnson has taken on a period action film, and hopefully this fares better than his earlier days in The Mummy franchise and the spin-off The Scorpion King. The former wrestler certainly has the physique to pull off this kind of film, but we'll see if he has the chops to lead this summer sword and sandal blockbuster, and if Brett Ratner makes a triumphant return to directing. Look!
Here's a couple new first look photos for Brett Ratner's Hercules from USA Today:
Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand), written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and based on Steve Moore's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Dwayne Johnson leads the film as Hercules, haunted by a sin from his past and forced to become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail, he must again become the hero he once was. MGM and Paramount release the film July 25th.