Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with a bit of fun casting news. As you can tell by the insanely witty (/sarcasm) title, Dwayne Johnson has just been attached to two interesting projects. Variety broke the news not that long ago that the lovable muscle headed badass will be taking the lead role in Brett Ratner's HERCULES as well as hopping on board CIUDAD (a film based on The Russo Brother's yet to be released graphic novel of the same name).
So what's this Ratner HERCULES flick all about?
Ratner's movie is based on Steve Moore's graphic novel HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS, which is summed up here:
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 accomplish for redemption.
After Johnson's latest stinker, I'm excited to see the guy back in action and doing what he does best - kicking ass. I'm actually a real fan of the guy and think he's actually pretty versatile. (Blasphemy, I know...) Seriously, the guy's funny and sincere yet can instantly hulk out and totally action star it up. Finger's crossed - HERCULES will be a much brighter shade of SCORPION KING. I'm hesitant, but intrigued. How about you fine folks? You down to see The Rock as the son of Zeus?