Monday, March 25, 2013

As A Mythology Teacher, I Am Very Afraid

. . . Brett Ratner, director of X-Men: The Last Stand, is doing a sword-and-sandal movie about Hercules, which is slated for release on July 25, 2014. The film begins shooting any day now, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson playing Herc. Be very, very afraid.
Actually, the Hercules film, based on a graphic novel called Hercules: The Thracian Wars, sounds like an awesome bit of cheese, and possibly the perfect outlet for Ratner's talents. It's a "dark" version of Herc, in which he's completed his twelve labors and now he's turned his back on the Gods. He's working as a mercenary, alongside six other hard-bitten Greek dudes, and they go around fighting for money in various wars. Until they realize how far they've fallen, and they get a chance for redemption.
Everything about "The Rock" shows the subtly necessary to portray the need for redemption and the joy of salvation

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