Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Reveals 'Hercules' Army; Vin Diesel, 'World's Most Wanted;' Eddie Murphy, 'Beverly Hills Cop' Again

Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Reveals 'Hercules' Army; Vin Diesel, 'World's Most Wanted;' Eddie Murphy, 'Beverly Hills Cop' Again

Jul 29, 2013


Hercules: Dwayne Johnson continues to share behind-the-scenes photos from the movie he's currently shooting, Hercules, with director Brett Ratner at the helm. The latest picture reveals the Thracian Army; Johnson added his caption: "Let it be to death or victory. THANK U my 'Thracian soldiers'. Intensity & energy #PreBattleSpeech." The epic period action production will rumble into theaters on July 25, 2014. [Coming Soon]

World's Most Wanted: Meanwhile, Johnson's Fast and Furious costar Vin Diesel is setting up a new starring vehicle. Little beyond the title is known about World's Most Wanted, other than its description as an action movie; Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) has been hired to write a new draft of the screenplay. We're still waiting to hear if Diesel will be featured in an upcoming Marvel superhero project; rumors abound. [Deadline]

Beverly Hills Cop: Not long ago, veteran writer-producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield) announced that the proposed TV series version of Beverly Hills Cop -- which would revolve around the son of Eddie Murphy's character -- was dead, but "the pilot tested so well" that Paramount had put another big-screen installment into development. Now it's reported that Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as Axel Foley and writers have been hired; it's still not known, though, if Murphy's role will be as the leading man or as a supporting character/cameo. [Deadline]

Romeo and Juliet Trailer: Will teenagers flock to a new version of Romeo and Juliet in which the star-crossed lovers are played by really young people? Hailee Steinfeld, age 16, and Douglas Booth, 20, lead a cast that includes Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. A new trailer keeps things simple: forbidden romance, danger and tears. Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) adapted Shakespeare; the movie opens on October 11. [MTV]

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