Watch: Dwayne Johnson Stands Strong in First Trailer for 'Hercules'
Now that The Legend of Hercules has crashed and burned, it's time to look forward to what will hopefully be a far superior version of the Greek epic starring Dwayne Johnson in the title hero role of Hercules. The only downside might be the direction of Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) behind the camera, but the teaser trailer doesn't feel like one of his films at all. Having said that, this first footage from the film isn't all that promising either, only because we don't entirely buy Johnson as Hercules as soon as he opens his mouth. The action star has been on a roll lately, and we'd love for this to be awesome, but we're not sure. Watch!
Here's the first trailer for Brett Ratner's Hercules, originally from Machinima:
And here's the poster featuring an angry Dwayne Johnson in full swing (via Twitter):
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.