Movie News: A Tale of Two 'Hercules,' Dwayne Johnson (Pic) vs. Kellan Lutz (Trailer); 'X-Men' (Not) Coming in 48 fps

Movie News: A Tale of Two 'Hercules,' Dwayne Johnson (Pic) vs. Kellan Lutz (Trailer); 'X-Men' (Not) Coming in 48 fps

Oct 14, 2013


Hercules: Dwayne Johnson continues to share photos of behind-the-scenes action from the production of his upcoming, big-budget Hercules, which is due in theaters on July 25, 2014. He captioned the latest image: "16hrs straight - my soldiers stand strong & ready for battle. Good men. #BloodKnowsNoTime." In another, he honored the horses who pull the chariot for his character to ride. Brett Ratner is directing; Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt also star. [Coming Soon]


X-Men: Days of Future Past: Update: Fox has denied the following report. Reaction to the new high frame rate (aka 48 frames per second) format in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was mixed, but we'll all have a chance to give it a second chance when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes out in December. Now comes a report that Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past was also shot in the format and the filmmakers were pleased with the results. So the movie will be released in 48 fps, along with more traditional formats, on May 23, 2014. [Ain't It Cool News]

Cameron Crowe's Untitled Hawaii Project: Originally thought to be a so-called "two-hander" (focusing on just two characters, similar to Gravity), Cameron Crowe's new movie, set in Hawaii, has sprouted enough supporting roles to attract an intriguing cast. Bill Murray is the latest possible addition; he is said to be in talks to join leading players Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, as well as Rachel McAdams, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin and Jay Baruchel. The still untitled movie is aiming for release "sometime" next year. [The Wrap]

Stretch Armstrong: A movie version of Hasbro's venerable Stretch Armstrong toy will have to wait a little longer. Universal acquired movie rights as a part of a deal back in 2008, and considered Taylor Lautner to star at one point before dropping the property. Relativity Media picked it up in January 2012 but has now decided to "focus on other projects." We're hoping the project will bounce right back with some other company, but for now it's on the back burner for Hasbro. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Hercules: The Legend Begins Trailer: Dwayne Johnson is not the only one playing Hercules. Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) stars in Hercules: The Legend Begins as a somewhat younger son of Zeus. Directed by Renny Harlin, this version features the great Scott Adkins; the first trailer is reminiscent of the gladitor cable series Spartacus. The movie is earmarked for release sometime next year. [Collider]




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