Watch: Dwayne Johnson Faces Hell on Earth in Full 'Hercules' Trailer
"No matter how fast you run, no matter how far you go, the beast will follow." Following an intriguing but not wholly convincing teaser trailer for the second Hercules film of the year, a full theatrical trailer has arrived. This time we get a better idea of the story, and the kind of threats Dwayne Johnson is facing along with the typical mythical creatures. There's a lot of epic style here, but for some reason, I just can't buy Johnson in this role, and I've been having a lot of fun watching the actor on screen over the past couple years. Plus, that reamix of the Queens of the Stone Age track "No One Knows" just feels all wrong in this trailer. But at least we get to see Ian McShane kicking some ass briefly. Could this turn out well? Watch!
Here's the original theatrical trailer for Brett Ratner's Hercules, originally from IGN:
Here's the full international Hercules trailer that popped up, which is totally different, via YouTube:
And here's a new poster with the obligatory flames and flying embers from IMP Awards:
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.