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Brett Ratner In Talks For Hercules
...Or not, as the case my be.

15 July 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

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Brett Ratner might have missed out on the chance to direct Conan, but it would seem that he’s not done dealing with brawny, sword-wielding types, as producer Avi Lerner has offered him the chance to make a movie based around Hercules.

The mythological hero is also known by his Greek name Heracles, and is usually found as the illegitimate son of Zeus and a mortal, Alcmene. He’s probably best known for the Labours of Hercules, a series of 12 tasks imposed as he sought atonement from the Oracle at Delphi after murdering his children in a blind rage. We’re not sure if that side of him will be played up in the new film…

The iconic warrior has been something of a favourite for filmmakers, especially overseas, and has also appeared in one of the lesser Disney outings. But aside from Arnie in 1969’s Hercules in New York and Lou Ferrigno in a 1980s take on the tale, he’s largely been consigned to TV in the shaggy form of Kevin Sorbo. We doubt any of those three will be back for this new adventure – given where Millennium/Nu Image went with Conan, expect a largely unknown type to snatch the role.

As of now, it’s still in an early developmental stage with Ratner merely considering the job. But with the likes of Clash of the Titans doing decent business at the box office, it’s not surprising that Lerner and co are pushing Hercules as a possible new money-spinner. 

 

Update: Lerner's PR has told the Wrap that while Ratner reads all of the producer's scripts, he's not actually in talks for Hercules. At least, not right now.


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Hercules again?
It was just a matter of time was'nt it? They remake everything.Let's just remember the original from 1957 with STEVE REEVES,this was really as good as it gets.Sure it was made in Italy and dubbed,but who cares?The movie was a classic and Reeves was perfect.Later we had Britain's REG PARK and then all sorts of American bodybuilders jumped on the bandwagon making all kinds of weird and wonderful low grade nonsense with titles like "Hercules against the moon men",or "Fire monsters ag More

Posted by Hagen123 at 11:58 on 16 July 2010 | Report This Post

Lesser Disney Outings?????
Lesser Disney outings???? The Disney Hercules fucking rocked, Danny DeVito, Rip Torn and James Woods as the hysterical Hades?? And you call that 'lesser'? Don't talk such bullshit More

Posted by stubs182 at 01:02 on 16 July 2010 | Report This Post

With dignity
Who gives a shit? Come back to me when Brett Ratner is in discussion with a Dignitas clinic in Switzerland. More

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