Kellan Lutz Cast as HERCULES in Renny Harlin's Film

By AMC April 5, 2013

Sticking with the theme of two films sharing the same subject matter being released within months of each other, details just hit about the 2nd "Hercules" film on the horizon. Star Kellan Lutz was just cast as the title character in Renny Harlin's "Hercules 3D".

Best known for his role as Emmett Cullen in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga", Lutz was also seen as Poseidon in "Immortals". His large physique and commanding presence enable him to be a good fit for the role.

Harlin sheds some light on why he feels that Lutz is the perfect fit:

"It takes more than a good physique to portray the most legendary, mythological personality in history — and Kellan has exactly that, personality. He's not afraid to explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of the character, and he impressed me with his passion and heart."

There is no synopsis for Harlin's "Hercules 3D" yet, but it is competing with Brett Ratner's "Hercules", which will star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. That film is said to "have at its center a love story between the son of Zeus and the mortal princess of Crete, who was promised to his older brother despite her love for Hercules."

Do you think Lutz will make a good "Hercules"? Let us know in the comments section below!

"Hercules 3D" is set to kickoff production in May with a March 2014 release. Ratner's "Hercules" will hit AMC Theatres in August 2014.

Source: JoBlo

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