Brett Ratner to direct new Hercules?

Could take on the Greek demigod epic

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Brett Ratner is currently in talks to helm a new movie based on the Greek hero Hercules.

Having lost out on the chance to direct the latest Conan flick, Ratner could be getting a second swing at a big budget mountainous hero thanks to producer Avi Lerner, who’s been attempting to birth a Hercules flick for eons.

Website 24 Frames report: “Little is known about the specifics of the new version, though it’s expected to bring Lerner’s classic action ethos to the larger-than-life character.”

So… lion skin loincloth and a giant club? The main question is whether the production will go the origins route and re-tell the story of Hercules’ beginnings, from his illegitimate birth after a night of passion between Zeus and mortal woman Alcmene, to his legendary labours.

Ratner and Lerner have the recent surge in sword-and-sandals movies to thank for this project’s resurgence – though we hope they can put something together that’s markedly better than Clash Of The Titans and Prince Of Persia. "Bring on the Hydra!"

Source: [24 Frames]

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    • jukeofurl

      Jul 15th 2010, 8:55

      They have the epic heroic story. All they need is to create actual dramatic tension in the screenplay. Not just pretty actors playing on screen. As for a good swords & sandals flick - rather watch that than one more lame tv cop/doctor by the numbers predictable yawner.

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    • TheFunkeyGibbon

      Jul 16th 2010, 15:58

      "Brett Ratner to direct..." = instant turn off.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 17th 2010, 5:24

      I don't suppose this version will show Hercules brutally murdering his family ?

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