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Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Nov 8 2012, 2:05am CST | by

Dwayne Johnson is to play legendary Greek character Hercules in a new movie.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially signed up to play legendary strong-man Hercules. The movie - to be directed by 'Tower Heist' filmmaker Brett Ratner - will be co-produced by Paramount and...

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Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Nov 8 2012, 2:05am CST | by

Dwayne Johnson is to play legendary Greek character Hercules in a new movie.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially signed up to play legendary strong-man Hercules.
The movie - to be directed by 'Tower Heist' filmmaker Brett Ratner - will be co-produced by Paramount and MGM, following months of negotiations.
It will be based on the graphic novel 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars', and has been adapted by Ryan Condal from Radical Studios.
Even Spiliotopoulos also contributed to the script, Deadline.com reports.
The comic tells the tale of Hercules working with the Thracian army to turn them into one of the most ruthless in the world.
Production is expected to take part in early 2013.
Dwayne is well known for taking on alpha-male roles, having previously taken part in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and playing a character named Roadblock in the forthcoming 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'.
He has a number of big roles lined up, including a part in body-building movie 'Pain and Gain' and a rumoured part in 'Arabian Nights' playing Sinbad.


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Dwayne Johnson Wants To Rock Bottom All The Expendables

Jul 29 2014 8:58am CDT | Source: movie pilot

The Expendables franchise practically contains every single action star imaginable, however there're still some major muscly players missing from their roster.In a recent Reddit AMA session, Dwayne Johnson revealed he would be interested in joining The Expendables franchise, although only because he wants to beat each of them into a pulp. When coyly asked if we would be interested in starring beside Sylvester Stallone and Terry Crews in an unspecified action franchise, The Rock repl ...
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1 day 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 battle it out? Let's find out in this week's Fi ...
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2 days ago

America loves Lucy as Johansson-Besson collaboration takes US top spot

Jul 28 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: the guardian

Luc Besson's latest action flick features yet another powerful female lead, while Dwayne Johnson turns on the testosterone in Hercules Lucy: first look review Previous weeks' US ...
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2 days ago

Lucy Defeats Hercules At The US Box Office

Jul 27 2014 5:41pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Scarlett Johansson triumphs over Dwayne JohnsonThis weekend at the US box office, it was quite literally a battle between brains and brawn as Lucy – in which Scarlett Johansson stars as a young woman whose intelligence is exponentially boosted by an accidental drug exposure – faced off against Hercules, featuring Dwayne Johnson and his famous musculature. In the end, it was brainy beauty that slew the bonce-thumping beast as the Luc Besson thriller be ...
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2 days ago

Scarlett Johansson's ‘Lucy’ Hammers ‘Hercules’ and the Rock at Box Office

Jul 27 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: yahoo

Scarlett Johansson‘s “Lucy” pummeled “Hercules” and Dwayne Johnson in a box-office battle of the action heroes and sexes, taking in a muscular $44 milli ...
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3 days ago

Friday Box Office: LUCY Shows More Muscle Than HERCULES on Opening Day

Jul 26 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Collider

It looks like Universal’s decision to move up the release date for Lucy will go down as one of the summer’s smartest plays.  Director Luc Besson’s sci-fi pic was supposed to open in August - not exactly an endorsement of its strong box office potential.  But arriving two weeks earlier than planned, Lucy is now aiming for one of the best sci-fi debuts of 2014 with at least $45 million.  That’s double what the R-rated title ...
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3 days ago

Box Office: Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’ to Slay ‘Hercules’ With $45 Million Opening

Jul 26 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: variety

Brain is beating brawn at the box office as Scarlett Johansson’s “Lucy” outperformed Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules” on Friday. “Lucy” opened to a higher-than-anticipated $17 million and is headed toward a strong $45 million debut weekend. Meanwhile, “Hercules” grossed an estimated $11 million on Friday on track for a $30 million launch. Johan ...
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4 days ago

‘Justice League’ May Get ‘Batman V Superman’ Writer Chris Terrio #SDCC

Jul 25 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

Warner Bros. will have its San Diego Comic-Con 2014 panel tomorrow, where the studio is expected to reveal some big news about its DC movie universe – be it an official announcement concerning who Dwayne Johnson is playing, confirmation of the rumored DC film release slate for the new few years, and/or a teaser for the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. There’s no guarantee that any such revelations ...
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4 days ago

Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Doctor Strange?

Jul 25 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: celebtv

Just in time for the 75th anniversary of Batman, ComicCon is invading San Diego this weekend and we’ve got a sneak peek at the star-studded first day! A surprise appearance from Matthew McConaughey really got the crowd going, and Megan Fox showed off that banging post-baby body. But Meggy wasn’t the only one showing off some skin – both of Hollywood’s most recent Hercules, The Rock and Kellan Lutz, were showing of ...
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4 days 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 nightmar ...
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