February 23, 2012

Dwayne Johnson Could Join Hercules: The Thracian Wars

Hot of the heels of a looming release of Greek mythology blockbuster Wrath of The Titans. Variety reports that MGM and director Brett Ratner are in talks with Dwayne Johnson to lead an adaptation of Steve Moore's comic Hercules: The Thracian Wars. It's expected even with Ratner attached it could end up a gritty battle focused film that hopefully turns out a mix of Conan meets Troy.

It's yet another high profile project for Johnson who has G.I. Joe: Retaliation this summer, Fast Six and Michael Bay's Pain And Gain coming out in the future. Johnson is no stranger to the swords and sandals genre with previously playing the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns and the prequel The Scorpion King. This also the second comic book character Johnson has played with aspirations to play Luke Cage for Marvel Studios. While I'm on the fence with the involvement of Ratner he's a step up from Peter Berg (Battleship, Hancock). I'm also betting that the charismatic Johnson will at least rangle this into a fun popcorn flick.

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