Brett Ratner Might Be Going Hercules On Us

The man behind X-Men: Last Stand, Red Dragon, Rush Hour 2 & 3, and the upcoming film Tower Heist, not including a dozen other influential projects in Hollywood, is now in talks to film Hercules.

Based on the comic book series Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Brett Ratner, if talks go well, will take the role as director to bring his art-directing style to the table. On a side note, this is probably a good indication in what direction Hollywood is going to go with for action adventures. While comic book heroes are still on a rampage, films like Clash Of the Titans, its sequel Wrath of the Titans,  Conan, and now Hercules are in the works to lead the direction of where Hollywood thinks our fantasies might take us.

Take a look at a brief description of the first volume of Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

“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?!

The inspired words are from comic book writer, Steve Moore, who has had his hands on such projects as Doctor Who Weekly, Judge Dredd and Marvel’s Hulk. Let’s hope that the best of Brett Ratner, the words of Steve Moore, and the rest of the project crew make this out to be a massive success, and not a train wreck. Hercules has a tentative release date of 2014.

Source: Latino Review

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