When it was announced last year that MGM and Paramount had decided to join forces and bring us a Hercules movie, starring Dwayne Johnson, most of us shock our heads in disbelief. However, the movie is going ahead and has now been given an official release date.
The official synopsis for Hercules: The Thracian Wars is as follows:
Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
Hercules: The Thracian Wars will be directed by Brett Ratner, based on a screenplay that was written by Ryan Condal and then rewritten by Evan Spiliotopolous. Now, it has been confirmed that Hercules: The Thracian Wars will be released on August 8, 2014.