Dwayne Johnson in Talks for Brett Ratner’s ‘Hercules’

A couple of years ago, Brett Ratner signed on to direct a Hercules film at Millennium/Nu Image.  That one never quite worked out, but he seems to be having much better luck with that other Hercules project he boarded last spring. At least this one’s gotten as far as casting, and with a pretty big name at that. Dwayne Johnson is reportedly in talks to star as the Greek demigod in MGM’s Hercules, an adaptation of Steve Moore‘s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. More details after the jump.

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Almost exactly a year ago, Brett Ratner was attached to direct a Millennium/Nu Image film based on the legend of Heracles/Hercules. The film was in development for years, but after Brett Ratner was attached to direct that he went on to make Tower Heist, and we haven’t heard much about Hercules at all.

Now the Ratner/Hercules pairing returns, but in different form. this time housed at MGM and going under the name Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Read More »

MGM is taking more steps foward. Bond 23 and The Hobbit are finally looking like real projects, and the studio just announced that it will co-finance Paramount’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Now Variety says that the studio is pushing forward on development of remakes of RoboCop and Mr. Mom, the former being a project that got under way during MGM’s previous administration. There may be other remakes and sequels on the way from the studio, too. Read More »

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In honor of Walt Disney Animation releasing it’s 50th full length film Tangled, our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular “Spoiler” series. You might remember that we’ve featured their videos 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes, Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History, 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes, and 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes. Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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Brett Ratner in Talks to Direct Hercules

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I think quite a few people will be able to get behind this news because, frankly, any time Brett Ratner is attached to a film that you might not care much about in the first place, it’s like dodging a bullet. Ratner could have directed The Hobbit (yeah, right) but instead he’s in talks to direct a new take on the tale of Hercules. Read More »

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