The film is based on a graphic novel written by Steve Moore titled Hercules: The Thracian Wars and is a more real world take on the mythological story. The writer also penned a sequel to the novel titled Hercules: The Knives Of Kush, which will likely turn into film if this first action project turns into a hit.
Brett Ratner is directing from a script by Ryan Condal. The director is producing with Beau Flynn and Barry Levine.
Production is scheduled to begin later this year.
Hercules was released July 25th, 2014 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes. The film is directed by Brett Ratner.