HEADHUNTERS' Aksel Hennie In Brett Ratner/Dwayne Johnson's HERCULES Movie!!
HEADHUNTERS' Aksel Hennie will join Dwayne Johnson in HERCULES, previously announced to be directed by Brett Ratner - who will also Executive Produce alongside Peter Berg (HANCOCK, BATTLESHIP). He'll play "Tydeus, a warrior devoted to Hercules who wields twin axes and is such a madman that he needs to be chained up at night when he sleeps" - which reminds me of me.
The take on the project grounds the classic hero and ditches the supernatural, making Hercules not the son of Zeus but rather a mortal with a fearsome reputation. He leads a team of mercenaries on a job where all ominously is not what it appears.
...says THIS piece over at THR.
For my money, I'm not sure ANYONE will ever equal or better Lou Ferrigno's stint as the character in 1983's Luigi Cozzi directed, Cannon produced HERCULES...
...or its lesser known, more problematic sequel HERCULES II...
...although with the Ratner film shunning the super-human/super-natural conceits of the character and his universe, it sounds like we may be dealing with few points of comparisons anyway.
At this point I'd normally launch into a diatribe regarding how much I loathe all things Ratner, but in the interest of fair play I'll take a moment to profess a degree of affection of his under-appreciated TOWER HEIST. I did enjoy it...damn me. I did enjoy it. I'm not sure how that happened, and suspect my liking a Ratner film isn't likely to happen again anytime son, or ever. But TOWER HEIST, to me at least, suggest that anything is possible. So, we'll see...
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- HERCULES ON THE RADIO!! Learn What Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Thinks Of The First Jack Bauer 24 Adventure Since 2010!! Plus GAME OF THRONES, MAD MEN, HANNIBAL, AGENTS OF SHIELD, And More!! And The Return Of FX MOVIE DOWNLOAD Star Sasha Perl-Raver!! Listen And Call In LIVE Saturday 8pm PT / 11pm ET!! -- 297 total posts 147 posts
- Capone feels slightly in limbo about HEAVEN IS FOR REAL!!! -- 383 total posts 102 posts
- Harry rambles fondly about Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO a real red meat Jungle Cannibalism kinda movie! -- 280 total posts 34 posts
- ‘I Have Something To Say To The People Of Meereen!!’ The Stormborn Returns For Tonight’s Third GAME OF THRONES Of 2014!! -- 26 total posts 26 posts
- Capone desperately wants to pull the plug on TRANSCENDENCE!!! -- 243 total posts 23 posts
- Does This X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST International Poster Get you X-Cited?? -- 586 total posts 20 posts
- Watch the Opening 3 Minutes of Joss Whedon's IN YOUR EYES! -- 210 total posts 20 posts
- ‘Why Don’t We Just Start Our Own Agency??’ Sunday Brings One Of The 13 Final MAD MENs!! -- 12 total posts 12 posts
- So, what's Steven Spielberg's slate looking like these days? -- 203 total posts 10 posts
- 3rd week of April 2014's PICKS & PEEKS: Welles,Wilder,Svankmajer, Mann,Jeong, Sirk,Trier & more!!! -- 153 total posts 7 posts