I’d be hard pressed to think of a more obvious casting than Dwayne Johnson for the role of Hercules. Some would argue that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was born to play the role.
Some may even argue that in some ways he already has played this role.
His first starring role in a film was the period action piece The Scorpion King. It’s hard not to see the similarities between these two characters.
The first trailer for Hercules directed by Brett Ratner does contain images that hearken back to The Scorpion King. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The Scorpion King was a fun popcorn flick with some enjoyable action set pieces.
Seeing The Rock go primitive warrior is always a cool premise. The challenge would be what unique aspect could The Rock bring to this genre? There is also the challenge of overcoming any potential bias by audiences against director Brett Ratner, who is a solid, yet painfully, conventional, mainstream director.
Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing this film. Although, I’m not blown away by this trailer. I’m intrigued. I’m hoping to see The Rock push himself dramatically and also to see Brett Ratner attempt an epic period piece.
This could potentially be a lot of legitimate fun, or maybe even unintentionally campy fun.
We’ll have to wait and see.
Hercules stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, Rebecca Ferguson, and John Hurt. The film is directed by Brett Ratner. Hercules is scheduled for release July 25, 2014.
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
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.
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Leave it to Jim Jarmusch to reinvigorate vampire mythology.
Because let’s be honest, there is not much untouched ground left to tread on in this genre.
Thankfully, based on this trailer, Jarmusch is not interested in the traditional aspects of vampire horror. He’s more interested in how an “alien”, advanced race views humanity, while struggling to contain their primitive, violent sides.
The cast, as is usually the case in a Jarmusch film, is stellar featuring his muse Tilda Swinton, the charming and affable Tom Hiddleston.
Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright and Mia Wasikowska. The film is directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE tells the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.