HERCULES Trailer Hits!


Paramount has just unveiled the first trailer for Hercules, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the title role.

Also starring John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rufus Sewell, Robert Maillet, and Irina Shayk, this Brett Ratner-directed Hercules opens July 25th.

Possibly one of the more interesting aspects of the movie, especially in this day and age when revealing the look of a character often plays a huge role in people’s perception, is that Johnson had been documenting the making of the movie over the six months in Budapest, Hungary without actually revealing his face. His pictures showed Hercules from the back or from odd angles but we never actually saw him with the long hair and beard as revealed in the poster.

Watch the trailer below.

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.

I do have a suggestion that I think would be a cool addition. Feel free to disagree: If you’re going to call his father Zeus, then call him Heracles…”What? Who?”