Paramount's set an August 8, 2014 release date for the action movie Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role. Brett Ratner's directing from a script by Ryan Condol (adapting the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars). Filming will take place in New Zealand early this year.
Radical Studios offers this synopsis of the graphic novel: "From the pen of Steve Moore (Dr. Who, Jonni Future) comes a tale of Hercules in his darkest hours. When the Thracian King summons the Greek hero and his six battle-worn companions to mold the Thracian army into a bloodthirsty, ruthless killing machine, the Son of Zeus rushes to answer the call of war and gold. But within the nation of Thrace lies an epic tale of war, murder, deception, and sacrifice that shows Hercules how far from grace he's fallen- and what he must do to earn redemption."
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