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 comes to theaters July 25th, 2014 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Fiennes, Rebecca Ferguson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Irina Shayk, Robert Maillet, Rufus Sewell. The film is directed by Brett Ratner.