Jul 092014
 

Hercules 2014 Poster 2Clearly embodying the physique of the most infamous of Greek demigods (and even putting out his own guide on how to train like Hercules), Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) will soon be seen on the big screen bringing life to a new tale, based on the life Zeus’ most well regarded son in the upcoming movie Hercules, and you can now see an official trailer for Hercules below, following two images, and two posters, from the film.

Adapted from the Radical Comics series of graphic novels Hercules: The Thracian Wars, this new tale takes the legendary demigod out of his traditional Greek setting, and places him within the heart of barbarian Thrace; working as a sellsword, and training the Thracian army to become a ruthless fighting force; as well as aiming to track down his long lost family.

Directed by Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand), Hercules will also put Johnson (star of the Fast & Furious franchise) through the legendary twelve labours of the mythical hero, before he begins a life as a powerful sword-for-hire, and soon finds himself put to the ultimate test; when the king of Thrace, and the King’s daughter, come to him for aid in their quest to defeat a tyrannical warlord.

Co-starring Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides); as a part priest, part prophet, part warrior, named Amphiarus who serves as Hercules’ counsellor; John Hurt (Alien) as the King of Thrace, Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Rufus Sewell (The Pillars of the Earth), and newcomer Irina Shayk, the upcoming action epic Hercules will now see its official UK release date coinciding with the US release on July 25th (after originally being scheduled in for an August 8th release).

For more information you can visit the official Hercules Facebook page.

Matt Wheeldon@TheMattWheeldon.

This post was sponsored by Paramount Pictures.