Dwayne Johnson Says HERCULES is a Passion Project
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is currently making the press rounds for his upcoming new film Snitch, and when talking with MTV they asked him about the new Hercules movie he's making with Brett Ratner. In the interview the action star explains that Hercules is a passion project of his, and he also reveals that he's not going to do Lobo anymore. Here's what he had to say about his next film.
Next shoot, is a passion project I've had on my mind ever since I got into Hollywood almost over 15 years now, Hercules. I can't wait, we are going to shoot that in Croatia and Budapest. I've been preparing for this role now for a good part of a year.
He goes on to explain that Ratner is still attached to the project and why it's his passion project.
It's still Brett Ratner directing, Beau Flynn producing, Paramount, and MGM are on board. For me when I was a kid Hercules was a hero of mine and there was Steve Reeves to multiple guys who have played Hercules. This man, Hercules, was always a hero of mine. So when I first got into movies I thought 'gosh I would love to do that one day.' I always felt that the version of Hercules I wanted to play, was one that was more dramatic, and more survived in baron lands. Not necessarily slick in any way, or anything like that, but it's been around and been on my mind for quite some time.
I'm really happy that he's going to finally get to make his passion project, unfortunately for him it has to be under the direction of Ratner. I'd like to see an awesomely epic Hercules movie, but I just don't think this is going to be the team of talent to give it to us. He finally goes on to say that he's not going to play Lobo anymore.
It was for a minute, but then it kind of just went away. As things happen in Hollywood sometimes. For a minute I was interested in it (Lobo), then it went away.
Check out the video interview below...