A blistering UK trailer has just been released for Hercules, and you will find the trailer, which is hugely enjoyable, below.
Clearly pulling as much of the comedy card as possible, along with big action set pieces and impressive monsters, this trailer really delivers. I was concerned that Dwayne Johnson might not be able to pull off playing Hercules, but on the evidence of this new trailer, he appears to be doing a fine job. I also like the running joke involving Ian McShane as Amphiaraus, and he desire to die. Perfect Friday night brainless action.
Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner (Tower Heist, X-Men: The Last Stand), and Ryan Condal adapted the screenplay from Steve Moore’s comic. Dwayne Johnson stars as Hercules, and he is joined by John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rufus Sewell, Robert Maillet, and Irina Shayk.
HERCULES muscles into cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 25th July 2014
Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ film HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics’ Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, HERCULES. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt.
Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.