Venkman here and it looks like Peter Berg the director of 'Hancock' is going to be directing Universal Pictures new 'Hercules' flick! I love the story of Hercules but can Berg give it the edge it needs? I like him as a director but this is a different type of film for him. If he has got a good vision for the film then I'm down. Variety Reports:
Berg will produce and will develop to direct "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," a co-production of Spyglass Entertainment, Berg's Film 44 and Radical Pictures. Spyglass and Universal will co-finance the film.
Ryan Condal will write the script, based on a five-issue comicbook series by Steve Moore that debuted in May through Radical Publishing.
Spyglass' Jonathan Glickman, Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber will produce with Berg and his Film 44 partner Sarah Aubrey, with Barry Levine producing for Radical. Jesse Berger will exec produce.
Levine said the creative partners came together because Glickman, Berg and Aubrey wanted to develop a film that stayed true to the comicbook.
"What resonated for them was that this was character driven, about a character who's more man than god, with conflicts and redemption," Levine said.
I think this could be a really good movie. I have not heard of the this comic book, but I think Hercules really needs a fresh start and it looks like we are going to get one. Lets just hope its good.