We've got another photo from the set of Brett Ratner's Hercules, featuring Dwayne Johnson as the title character holding a big ass club. I'm sure he'll use it to beat someone to death with. If he doesn't, that's a waste of a good beating club.
Johnson sent out the photo on Twitter with the following note,
"No 'over-intellectualized actor speak,' Straight gut talk..bring it on."
The movie also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie, and Tobias Santelmann.
The movie is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. The story is described as a "revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist." I might actually be excited for this movie if Ratner wasn't directing; I just don't like his stuff.
Here's a synopsis for the film:
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules.
The movie is set to be released on July 25th, 2014