Earlier this year audiences left theaters with a bad taste in their mouth after one of the most epic heroes was left looking cheap, dull and poorly portrayed in “The Legend of Hercules.” Just five months later yet another film about the demigod will come out, but will it manage to succeed?
“Hercules” is directed by Brett Ratner and stars Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” as the heroic figure. From the looks of the trailer the film seems promising enough to at least surpass the January failure, but it is advertised as a “revisionists take of the classic myth,” so audiences beware, we might get a very different story than the one we’ve known all these years.
The upcoming film based on Radical Comics’ “Hercules” by Steve Moore also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award nominee John Hurt. It is set to debut in theaters this July 25.
Synopsis: Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has 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.