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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.


1 day ago

Dwayne Johnson will star in Robert Ludlum adaptation

Sep 28 2014 3:53pm CDT | Source: Total Film

Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a new Robert Ludlum adaptation, with Universal casting him as the lead in The Janson Directive. The film will follow Johnson as former consular ops agent Paul Janson, who has become a private security consultant, having grown uncomfortable with the number of contract killings required by his old employers. However, when he’s commissioned to rescue a kidnapped billionaire, Ja ...
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1 day ago

Dwayne Johnson Confirms Role in Ludlum’s THE JANSON DIRECTIVE; Akiva Goldsman to Write Script

Sep 28 2014 11:32am CDT | Source: Collider

A couple of months ago Dwayne Johnson was reported to be in talks to star in Universal's adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Janson Directive.  Now it has been confirmed that he is officially cast.  Not only that, but Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman will be writing the script (presumably a page-one rewrite of the draft John Hlavin was commissioned to execute a few years ago).  Make no mistak ...
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5 days ago

William Monahan Picks Up The Throwaways

Sep 25 2014 4:40am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Departed writer adapting New Yorker articleEarlier this year screenwriter and occasional director William Monahan made a two-year first-look deal with Paramount, via his Henceforth Pictures banner. The latest possible future project to come out of it is The Throwaways, a true-crime conspiracy thriller based on a 2012 New Yorker article.The original New Yorker piece by Sarah Stillman exposed a dodgy practi ...
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5 days ago

Hercules DVD Release Date & Bonus Features: Revealed!

Sep 24 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

We always thought the casting of Dwayne Johnson as Hercules was nothing short of perfection. Now a wider audience can see for themselves as Paramount has announced that Hercules is coming home on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 4. Those who want to see it early can when Hercules lands on Digital HD on October 21.   As teased in that Hercules trailer, the story follows Johnson as an older, wiser Hercules who has “re ...
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5 days ago

Top 10 Halloween Costumes You Need This Year

Sep 24 2014 10:02am CDT | Source: movie pilot

It's getting close to Halloween once again and this year the costume ideas are still at a high level of both awesomeness and hilarity. I've decided to make a convenient top 10 of the costumes you should look at investing in. From impressing your friends with a great incarnation of your favorite TV star to being the comedy king at your local party with the most random costume possible. Here we go:10. "Care Dudes"The first entry on the list is one I ...
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1 week ago

Video: Who Is Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam?

Sep 22 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

The Internet has been all abuzz over the news that Dwayne Johnson is finally set to play Black Adam in a Shazam movie, after years of rumor. But once the initial excitement over a Dwayne Johnson superhero movie wore off, some of us were left with questions — like “Wait, who is Black Adam, exactly?” Luckily, there’s a video now to give you the answer to that exact inquiry. Whether you’re a DC Comics newbie just getting to know ...
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3 weeks ago

Doom: Is It The Best Video Game Movie?

Sep 8 2014 10:07am CDT | Source: movie pilot

I know this is a very forgotten movie and most people do not like this movie at all but I recently went on HBO go and decided to re-watch this movie. I remember seeing it in theaters and actually liking it but watching now i realized Doom might be the best video game movie made so far! Oh yeah spoilers.Doom The Stars Dwayne Johnson and Karl urban both lead this film and do a great job of it. They both give very commanding performances and remind us why we love them. ...
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3 weeks ago

Agents of FILM: What Was the Best Movie of Summer 2014?

Sep 8 2014 9:45am CDT | Source: movie pilot

This week on Agents of FILM, we talk about our picks for the best Summer 2014 movie and why. Plus, we go over the latest in movie news and new films opening in theaters this week.And if you're on the go, you can also download the audio version of the podcast here.Cool things we mentioned: Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam. Jimi Hendrix and other new biop ...
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3 weeks ago

TOP 5: TIFF 2014, Dwayne Johnson Cast in Upcoming SHAZAM Film, BIG HERO 6, Fall 2014 Horror Preview, Creepy as Hell CUB Trailer

Sep 6 2014 10:28am CDT | Source: Collider

This week's Labor Day holiday afforded me the opportunity to check out a matinee screening of writer/director Richard Linklater's Boyhood. I consider myself a sucker for coming-of-age stories and, as such, I went into the movie expecting to like it. I didn't expect to leave the theater feeling as if I'd just watched the greatest coming-of-age film ever made. From beginning to end, Boyhood feels important. Not "important" in that ...
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3 weeks ago

Best of the Week: Fall Movie Previews, Summer Movie Recaps, 'Star Wars' Despecialized and More

Sep 5 2014 7:37pm CDT | Source: movies.com

The Important News Dwayne Johnson finally revealed he'll be villain Black Adam in DC's Shazam movie. In other DC movie news, we heard rumors involvng Martian Manhunter and Supergirl. We heard about candidates for Snake Plissken in the Escape from New York remake. And Michael Bay's next sci-fi blockbuster involving vehicles.  Stan Lee pretty much confirmed a Black Panther movie is next from Marvel. Also at the Mouse House, Dis ...
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