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Aksel Hennie joins The Rock in Hercules

Aksel Hennie joins The Rock in Hercules

Feb 21 2013, 10:14am CST | by

Aksel Hennie will star opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in 'Hercules'. The little-known Norwegian star has been cast in Brett Ratner's big budget blockbuster about the mythical Greek...

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Aksel Hennie joins The Rock in Hercules

Feb 21 2013, 10:14am CST | by

Aksel Hennie will star opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in 'Hercules'.

The little-known Norwegian star has been cast in Brett Ratner's big budget blockbuster about the mythical Greek hero with super-human strength.

In the new take on the classic tale, Hercules - played by actor-and-wrestler Dwayne - is a powerful mortal who leads a team of mercenaries on an epic adventure.

The script has been loosely adapted from graphic novel 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars' by Ryan Condal and eradicates the supernatural element of Hercules' story, who is Zeus' son in the original myth.

Aksel will play twin axe-wielding warrior Tydeus, one of the most fearful men on Hercules' team who needs to be chained up at night while he sleeps because he is so unpredictable.

The actor made a name for himself in his native Norway with thriller 'Headhunters' and has just finished filming his English-language debut 'The Last Knights' with Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen.

'Hercules' is being co-produced by Paramount and MGM and is expected to begin filming this year.

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Capone believes HERCULES does a Rock-solid job demystifying and reinforcing the myth

Jul 26 2014 2:28am CDT | Source: aintitcool

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Capone believes HERCULES does a Rock-solid job demystifying and reinforcing the myth Read the full article on AICN Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. My biggest complaint about the Dwayne Johnson version of HERCULES (not to be confused with the January release THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, starring Kellan Lutz; actually, no one would mistake the two) is that this fairly entertaining, slightly emp ...
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Review: 'Hercules' needs better Dwayne Johnson

Jul 25 2014 4:38pm CDT | Source: cnn

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In Brett Ratner's adaptation of Steve Moore's 2008 graphic novel, "Hercules," as played by Dwayne Johnson, is a world-weary mercenary who allows others to believe — and perhaps embellish — his heroic tales. Travelling with a Magnificent Seven-style band of warriors who are lured by riches to defend the beleaguered kingdom of Lord Cotys (John Hurt), the mighty man is still haunted b ...
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Hercules Review: Dwayne Johnson Carries a Big Stick

Jul 25 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
If there was any actor who embodies Hercules more than Dwayne Johnson, we’d like to meet them. But looks, persona and talent can only carry a movie so far. When it comes to Brett Ratner’s Hercules, turns out Johnson more than has enough to make this a pretty good, fun, ride. As teased in the Hercules trailer, Johnson plays the legendary warrior after he’s more than earned an iconic reputation and he’s ready to settle into a life as a husband and father. As he is half god, the gods ...
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Hercules Review

Jul 25 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: ign

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Exploring a different look at the legend, Hercules offers a mix of action, laughter, and tragedy. This Hercules doesn't work alone; he's accompanied by a band of five companions. He's finished his infamous 12 Labors, and he's now become a mercenary taking gold for jobs. But, there's still room in his heart to be a good man once more. Played by Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Roc ...
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Hercules review The Rock glistens in cheerfully ridiculous romp

Jul 24 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: the guardian

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson dons his sandals and takes up a sword in Brett Ratner's entertaining classical action hero story Con ...
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Hercules Clip Is Exactly What You'd Expect From Brett Ratner

Jul 24 2014 10:05am CDT | Source: movie pilot

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Oh, I'm sorry. Were you expecting Brett Ratner's adaptation of the Hercules legend to be an artistic, subtle and loving translation of the ancient heroic tale for the modern cinema-going audience? Well, if you were you're going to be disappointed.Of course, let's be honest. None of us expected Ratner's Hercules to be anything other a mindless action stomp featuring shirtless men showing off their muscles and punching each other while occa ...
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Film Review: ‘Hercules’

Jul 23 2014 8:20pm CDT | Source: Variety

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Brett Ratner sounds like such an improbable choice to direct a large-scale ancient Greek epic that, going into his “Hercules,” one could only hope for a modest improvement on Renny Harlin’s bargain-basement “The Legend of Hercules." ...
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Irina Shayk courted by fashion designers after movie role

Jul 23 2014 12:26am CDT | Source: pagesix

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Sports Illustrated model Irina Shayk will make her movie debut in Brett Ratner’s “Hercules,” and designers have been courting her to walk red carpets in their fancy threads. For a... ...
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The Rock Talks Going Up Against Superman...And Winning

Jul 22 2014 8:09am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
There aren't too many among us who'd be willing to tangle with The Rock if it came to a full on, no holds barred fight to the death (or even to the pain). Dwayne Johnson, after all, is a man in possession of an action movie and wrestling career that's enough to categorize him as a deadly weapon.Who still cares about nutrition.The guns he's carrying? Smaller arms have settled international border disputes.The point of which? When The Rock says he could ...
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Dwayne Johnson Flexes in a New Clip and 30 Images from Hercules

Jul 21 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

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Unless Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules” picks up some major steam as it rumbles toward its Friday opening weekend, I think we might just have the second Hercules flop on our hands. I could be wrong, of course, but given how little buzz the film has going into its release week, Johnson and director Brett Ratner should be a little concerned. Or not. I’m sure they get paid either. It doesn’t help, of course, that the movie kind of looks, well, mediocre. Anyways, c ...
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