This is the year of Hercules with Summit Entertainment's The Legend of Hercules in theaters earlier in 2014 and Brett Ratner's Hercules arriving next month. We have a trailer for that film, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the eponymous hero. The film is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, but the son of Zeus has been a familiar figure in film for decades.
It looks like Ratner's version is heavy on the beasties, as we're treated to a glimpse of a vicious Cerberus almost immediately. That's the three-headed hellhound who guards the underworld. The film follows Hercules, who has endured his legendary 12 labors. The King of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help in defeating a warlord, and his skills are put to the test.
If hulking men at battle and mythological monsters aren't enough to get you in a theater seat, then we have three other reasons you should see Hercules on July 25: Ian McShane, Ian McShane, Ian McShane.
Additionally, check out the new Hercules poster below and click to enlarge.
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