Release Date Locked for Brett Ratner's HERCULES Starring Dwayne Johnson

By AMC February 5, 2013

Charmer-fighter-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is going to get his shot at playing Hercules after all. The official release date has been locked for Brett Ratner's "Hercules".

Adapted from the comic "Hercules: The Tracian Wars", an August 8th 2014 date has been set. The story is said to be a "revisionist take on a classic myth and is set in a world where the supernatural does not exist".

The comic book series by Steve Moore is described as follows:

"Fourteen-hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and the presence of death. These men and woman never question where, why, or whom they go to fight; only how much they will be paid. Knowing this, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. Hercules begins to question King Cotys' motives when he takes his army out to battle and sees them practice on innocent men, women, and children of their neighbors. Deep in his soul something stirs, but is it enough to stop a mad king and his army of the damned from marching across Greece - or even Olympus itself?!"

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Hope you're ready to be rocked because we're about to see a lot more of Johnson this year. His film "Snitch" releases next month in AMC Theatres, then "G.I. Joe Retaliation" in March, "Pain and Gain" in April and "The Fast and the Furious 6" in May. "Hercules" hits AMC Theatres on August 8th 2014.

Source: JoBlo

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