Hot Trailer: Dwayne Johnson In ‘Hercules’

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 10:43am PDT

Paramount and MGM’s revisionist take on Hercules stars Dwayne Johnson as the legendary hero, adapted from Steve Moore’s graphic novel. Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt co-star in the actioner which drops July 25. For those not in the Read More »

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CinemaCon: Paramount Kicks Things Off With ‘Transformers’, ‘Turtles’ And Brief Footage Of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

Pete Hammond

Six major studios, and what many have been referring to as a seventh major (Lionsgate/Summit who have the week’s number one film Divergent and CinemaCon2014_badgewhat appears to be Hollywood’s latest franchise player), will be presenting, in one form or another, their goods to … Read More »

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MGM, Paramount Start Shooting Dwayne Johnson-Starrer ‘Hercules’

By | Monday June 10, 2013 @ 10:40am PDT

Principal photography on Hercules has begun in Budapest, Hungary. The film, starring Dwayne Johnson and Ian McShane is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. The ensemble action film is a revisionist take on … Read More »

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WME Signs Director-Producer Brett Ratner

By | Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 6:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WME has just signed Brett Ratner, the director and producer. This comes at a time when Ratner is getting ready to direct Hercules, which stars Dwayne Johnson, and he’s also been very active in producing such projects … Read More »

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‘Hercules’ Pic Adds ‘Lovely Bones’ Reece Ritchie

By | Wednesday April 17, 2013 @ 9:06am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Hercules has put on a bit more casting muscle. Reece Ritchie has joined Dwayne Johnson in Brett Ratner-directed action movie from Paramount and MGM. The Lovely Bones and Prince Of Persia actor will play Iolaus, … Read More »

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‘Hercules’ Pic Cast Additions Include Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes & John Hurt

By | Thursday March 21, 2013 @ 1:25pm PDT

The Dwayne Johnson-starrer Hercules already set Rufus Sewell to co-star as Autolycus. Now Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Rebecca Ferguson (BBC’s The White Queen), Aksel Hennie (Headhunters) and John Hurt have come aboard, Paramount and MGM said today. Ryan Condal wrote the screenplay for the action film, based on Radical Studio’s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Evan Spiliotopoulos rewrote it and Brett Ratner is directing and producing with Barry Levine and Beau Flynn. Production is set to begin in May and the movie will be released July 25, 2014.

The plot: After renouncing his mythological origins, Hercules lives in exile and fights as a mercenary for hire alongside his loyal but weary comrades. Hercules and his crew will face their most challenging labor yet when one battle forces the man behind the myth to question everything he once believed, and reconsider the truth behind his own legend. Read More »

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Rufus Sewell Joining Dwayne Johnson In MGM’s ‘Hercules’

By | Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 3:43pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Rufus Sewell is set to star as Autolycus alongside Dwayne Johnson in Hercules for MGM. Ryan Condal has written the film and Evan Spiliotopoulos rewrite it and Brett Ratner is directing. Ratner will produce with Barry Levine and Beau Flynn. After renouncing his mythological origins, Hercules lives in exile and fights as a mercenary for hire alongside his loyal but weary comrades. Hercules and his crew will face their most challenging labor yet when one battle forces the man behind the myth to question everything he once believed, and reconsider the truth behind his own legend. The pic has been set to open July 25, 2014. Read More »

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‘Hercules’ 2014 Release Date Shifts Month

By | Tuesday February 26, 2013 @ 4:55pm PST

Paramount and MGM said that the Dwayne Johnson-starrer Hercules, originally scheduled for wide release on August 8, 2014, will now open July 25, 2014. Brett Ratner is directing the pic, which is being eyed as a … Read More »

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Paramount Dates ‘Hercules’ August 8, 2014

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 5:50pm PST

Paramount‘s Brett Ratner-directed Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson as the legendary strongman, will hit theaters August 8, 2014, a week after Disney/Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy is slated to bow. Hercules is an adaptation of the 2008 Radical … Read More »

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Paramount & MGM Team Up For ‘Hercules’; Dwayne Johnson To Star, Brett Ratner To Direct

By | Wednesday November 7, 2012 @ 2:37pm PST

Dwayne Johnson really will play the classic strongman Hercules onscreen. The Brett Ratner-directed Hercules action film will be co-produced by Paramount and MGM, the companies announced today. Johnson and Ratner’s names have been attached to the project … Read More »

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