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Tyrannical rules of Scott Adkins in The Legend Of Hercules

In the epic origin story The Legend Of Hercules, Kellan Lutz stars as the mythical Greek hero — the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength.

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Plot: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic – a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.


Watch the second trailer for Hercules: The Legend Begins. Film is set for a January 10, 2014 2D and 3D release.

Plot: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic – a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.


In one corner, as Hercules, you have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a gigantic human and genuine movie star who will allow you to have faith in what feels like the umpteenth Hercules movie. And in the other corner, you have Kellan Lutz, a Twilight hunk and notably less gigantic human, who is also playing Hercules.

At New York Comic-Con Renny Harlin said that he wanted to create a Hercules who the audience could see as a real character and not just a muscle man. To that end, he told Lutz to work out and “get cut, but I don’t want you to look like a giant.”

Lutz tacitly acknowledged the existence of that other Hercules movie that’s currently in production — the one with Dwayne Johnson — saying that guy already has a lot of muscles, so they wanted to do something a little different anyway.

As for “why Hercules?” — Harlin compared the character to a superhero. Actually, he called him the original superhero.

“I think people have a lot of stereotypical ideas of who the character is, so we wanted to go to an origin story of Hercules, to a young guy who doesn’t really even know who he is,” he said. “We think this story is special because it’s a young man who comes from a dysfunctional family. Scott plays his dad, but of course it’s not really his dad because his real dad is Zeus. And Liam plays his friend, only eventually he’s really not his friend. … And one day he finds out that he’s a demi-god. And that his mission is much grander and he has a destiny that he has to fulfill.”

Harlin felt that the love story between Hercules and Weiss’ character Hebe was the key to the protagonist and his story. He was looking for someone who could play the “tragic love interest” — someone innocent yet determined, soft yet tough — but he had a hard time finding the right actress. After hundreds of auditions in multiple countries, he finally happened upon the newcomer Weiss. (She didn’t even have a proper agent when she got the job.)

source: au.ign.com


Hercules: The Legend Begins is an upcoming action adventure film directed by Renny Harlin and co-written with Daniel Giat, Giulio Steve and Sean Hood. The film stars Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Gaia Weiss, Roxanne McKee and Liam Garrigan.

Film started shooting in May 2013 in Bulgaria and set to release in March 2014.

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