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)

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.