First trailer for Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' film revealed - watch

Picture is one of two action films based on Greek hero set for release this year (2014)

First trailer for Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' film revealed - watch

The first trailer for Dwayne Johnson's forthcoming action film Hercules has been revealed. Click below to watch.

The WWE wrestler-turned-Hollywood star is set to take on the title role in Hercules: The Thracian Wars. The film is based on a popular graphic novel of the same name and is aiming to offer a more realistic view of the Greek hero. Instead of being portrayed as the son of Zeus, Johnson's Hercules will be a mighty mortal in charge of a team of mercenaries.

Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X Men: The Last Stand) is directing from a script by rookie screenwriter Ryan Condal and Paramount have set a release date of August 8, 2014. The film's cast also includes a trio of well-respected British thesps: John Hurt, Ian McShane and Joseph Fiennes.

Meanwhile, a rival movie called Hercules 3D starring Twilight beefcake Kellan Lutz has just finished filming in Sofia, Bulgaria. It's set for release in March 2014 - around six months before Johnson's film.


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