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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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Scorsese, DiCaprio, De Niro Team For A Short

Sep 1 2014 3:20am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro are teaming for a new Martin Scorsese-directed film. That's the exciting news. Now for the gut punch - it's a short film being done as a promotional effort for the international resorts and casino brand Melco-Crown Entertainment. The label is a joint venture of Melco International Development Limited chaired by Hong Kong billionaire Lawrence Ho, and Crown Resorts Limited chaired by Australian billionaire James Packer. Packer ...
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2 days ago

VOTD: The History Of "Superman: Flyby"

Aug 29 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Over a decade ago, Warner Bros. Pictures was developing a project dubbed "Superman: Flyby". Having abandoned Tim Burton's "Superman Lives" project in the late 1990s, the studio had moved onto this incarnation which boasted a script by J.J. Abrams and had Brett Ratner slated to direct. Abrams’ screenplay drastically reinvented the mythology, and an infamous and highly negative online script review wa ...
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2 days ago

Watch: The History of JJ Abrams’ Abandoned Superman Movie ‘Superman Flyby’

Aug 29 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

In 2002 Warner Bros was developing a new Superman movie with then screenwriter JJ Abrams called Superman: Flyby, with Brett Ratner hired to direct. Abrams’ screenplay for the film would have reinvented Superman, incorporating a bunch of new ideas that angered fans when a negative script review was posted on the internet. The film was abandoned and never went into production. Mr. Sunday Movies has created a video essay giving the complete hi ...
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4 weeks ago

TGB Episode 197: What is The Rock Cooking (Guest: Liam O'Donnell)

Jul 30 2014 1:46pm CDT | Source: First Showing

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Liam O'Donnell of Hydraulx Entertainment to talk about their latest picks of the week and much more. For the main topic of the night the guys spend some time discussing the film career of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in honor of Brett Ratner's interpretation of Hercules in theaters this past weekend. The guys talk over some of his best and worst career moves as he transitioned ...
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4 weeks ago

Film Face-off: Scarlett Johansson vs. Dwayne Johnson

Jul 28 2014 5:03pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Let's talk about bodies of work. As in an entire career versus another entire career. Come on. Focus on the acting. Focus on the movies. Fine, both Scarlett Johansson and Dwayne Johnson get most of their attention from being really, really good looking. Each actor had a new movie out this past weekend; Johansson in Luc Besson's Lucy, Johnson with Brett Ratner's Hercules. What happens when these two get into the ring and batt ...
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4 weeks ago

Watch: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Calls Up Some High School Bullies During an Interview

Jul 28 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: movies.com

  They don’t get more down to earth in Hollywood than Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock), the star of Hercules — Brett Ratner’s adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Johnson plays the mythological hero, whose adventures have been the subject of numerous stories through the ages. Ratner’s film opened last weekend and focuses on Hercules' battle against a tyrannical warlord ...
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5 weeks ago

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

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

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 empty-headed piece would have been over-the-top insane were it not trying so hard ...
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5 weeks ago

Review: 'Hercules' needs better Dwayne Johnson

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

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 by ...
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5 weeks ago

Hercules Review: Dwayne Johnson Carries a Big Stick

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

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 ...
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5 weeks ago

Hercules Review

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

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 Rock, this Hercule ...
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