Earlier this year it was revealed that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in talks to star in a new, big screen Hercules movie. What joy it was, picturing a movie about the mythical muscleman played by one of the coolest musclemen on the planet.
However, there hasn’t been any visible movement on the film, and it seemed to have taken a backburner to even bigger news for The Rock, like his rumored interest in headlining a Lobo movie, and the whole G.I. Joe: Retaliation reshoot debacle. But now a fire has been lit under the project, and Variety has just broken news on Twitter that Paramount and MGM will jointly produce the film.
The film is an adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian War, and was scripted by Ryan Condol. It sounds like an ensemble action story about Hercules’ not-so-merry band of murderous men, which further sounds like a movie to be happily watched. The question is, will the studio let the film go the R-rated route? Will it stick with PG-13?
Either way, I’d watch The Rock in anything, and it certainly seems like Paramount and MGM are betting a whole lot of other people feel the same way.