Hollywood has been reusing ideas from the dawn of Western Civilization for
years and now they will be going back to basics by making their own Hercules film.
Other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, there is no other mention of casting until now.
This popcorn entertainment flick of recycled ideas will be led by director Brett
Ratner. Coming on board to lend their talent is Norwegian actor Aksal Hennie. He has
starred in such movies as the thriller “Headhunters” and “Max Manus.” Hennie is slowly
breaking into Hollywood with “The Last Knights” which stars Clive Owen and Morgan
Marketing for the film will definitely be no Herculean task because regardless
of the story, it has the ingredients to make bank. The name of Hercules already brings
familiarity as well as the star power of action hero, “The Rock.” It will be a tentpole
release which opens up the 3D/IMAX possibilities.
The reinvention of Greek mythology’s greatest hero begins with the stripping off
of the supernatural elements from his being. Thus, Hercules is now just a mortal warrior
who is the best that ever was and will be. Along with Hercules will be his fierce horde
of mercenaries, which Hennie will play a part in. Hennie’s character is an axe wielding
maniac that needs to be chained up when he sleeps.
“Hercules: The Thracian Wars” will be released by 2014.