Dwayne Johnson Set to Swing Swords as ‘Hercules’ for Brett Ratner

Two summers ago we heard that director Brett Ratner was looking to direct a new film from producer Avi Lerner that would bring the epic action hero Hercules back to the big screen. But then last spring it was reported that Ratner was circling a completely different Hercules project in the form of Hercules: The Thracian Wars, a film set up at the recovering MGM Pictures, which is based on Steve Moore’s comic book of the same name. The film will apparently go by the singular title Hercules, and all we need is that name to go with Variety’s report that Dwayne Johnson will play the titular role and the crowd goes wild. The synopsis from Moore’s comic book at Radical Publishing (the company that also has an adaptation of their Legends comic in the works) sounds pretty epic: Nearly 3,200 years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth as neither man …

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