"Paramount Pictures is joining Brett Ratner's Hercules adaptation as a producer alongside MGM, the studio announced Wednesday.
As previously reported, the film will star Dwayne Johnson in the titular role. Hercules will begin production in early 2013. The ensemble action film will be based on Radical Studio’s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars -- a revisionist take on the classic Greek myth. In The Thracian Wars, the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay was adapted by Ryan Condal, with revisions by Evan Spiliotopoulos. Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Ratner are producing; Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey and Jesse Berger are executive producing." (Hollywoodreporter.com)
So it looks like in addition to The Legend of Conan, we're also getting a new Hercules movie in 2014! What do you guys think? I know there are a lot of people out there who thought Dwayne would have made a good Conan, but what about Hercules? Personally I'm all for it as long as he has a beard. Hercules needs a beard, that's just a fact.
I've only read a few issues of the comic this will supposedly be based on, but from what I remember it was pretty decent. I'm excited.