The Rock has finished laying the smack down in ancient Greece. Filming has concluded on Hercules: the Thracian Wars. Some new behind-the-scenes images have been released.
There was quite a bit of talk about Hercules at NY Comic-Con as a trailer was released for an upcoming Hercules film called Hercules: the Legend Begins, starring Twilight actor Kellan Lutz. However, the previews of that film seem to be getting a lukewarm reaction. Still, Hercules fans have something else to look forward to. Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson is bringing a larger and more muscular version of the legendary Greek hero to the screen in Hercules: the Thracian Wars.
Based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya, the film is directed by Brett Ratner. Production on the film has been well-documented by the Rock himself, who has been sharing set photos from the movie with over 5 million followers on Twitter.
The Plot: Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
Hercules: the Thracian Wars is scheduled for release on July 25, 2014.