Hercules: The Thracian Wars
Hercules: The Thracian Wars Movie
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend…
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.

More images from Hercules set

October, 13. 2013.

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Images from set

September, 18. 2013.

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Dwayne shared his craving for donuts :)

September, 4. 2013.

You can follow Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on Facebook

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Pretty awesome looking movie set

August, 19. 2013.

And as usually, from Dwayne's Twitter comes a new image of the filming set. If Rock is not lead in Hercules movie and posting all those info and images on his social channels, there would be little info about the filming of the Hercules movie. He for sure works on this movie with lots of passion and informining his fans on the progress, so all hail to The Rock :)

"The most amazing set I've ever stepped foot on. Honored to play this role."

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Hercules movie set image with The Rock

August, 9. 2013.

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WWE Tamina Snuka given part in Hercules movie

July, 14. 2013.

Tamina Snuka will be joining her cousin, part-time WWE Superstar and Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson in his 2014 movie - Hercules: The Thracian War

Tamina tweeted out Saturday that she had been given a script for the movie, confirming a rumor that she'd joined the cast after mysteriously tweeting that she was in Budapest last week, where movie is being filmed. 

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Dwayne Tweets Out Hercules Helmet Photo

July, 11. 2013.

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Hercules In On Set Photo

July, 10. 2013.

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Two new actors join the cast

July, 7. 2013.

Tobias Santelmann - Hercules movieAccording to Hollywood Reporter, Tobias Santelmann joined the crew and he will play the main villain in the movie. His character is named Rhesus and is described as "a golden-locked barbarian and revolutionary" who will go into fight against Hercules.Joe Anderson - Hercules movie

Second actor that joined the cast doesn't get a lead role, Joe Anderson from Twilight movies will play a marathon runner which will bring Hercules important information about the guy above, Rhesus. Something of vital value it seems since he uses that information before the final fight.

Hercules diet

July, 5. 2013.

Along the hard working in the gym every day, the man has to eat like a Hercules too.

Dwayne Johnson diet for Hercules movie

Photos from set tweeted by Dwayne Johnson

July, 1. 2013.

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Daily make up for Hercules

June, 12. 2013.

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Hercules start filming in Budapest

June, 10. 2013.

MGM and Paramount Pictures have announced that principal photography is currently underway on director Brett Ratner’s ensemble action film Hercules. Difference with this Hercules is that it will lack any supernatural aspects.

Movie is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, but the official logline describes the pic as “a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.” After all the legends we know about Hercules, well his life did continue and this is how - he is traveling ancient Greece with five faithful companions as a mercenary.

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The Rock tweeted the following about weapons rehearsals on the set of Hercules this week: "Was asked today to describe HERCULES fighting style? BRUTAL. Sword/weapons rehearsals. Budapest."

Russian model Irina Shayk will play Hercules wife

June, 1. 2013.

Russian supermodel Irina Shayk has joined the film as wife to the Hercules. Irina Shayk is known for her appearances in Sport Illustrated as well as had a role in the 2011 Need For Speed: The Run video game.

From Dwayne's Tweeter...

"Excited to work w/ Irina Shayk who's making her big screen debut as the wife of Hercules. Cool and hard working girl. Makes a mean Baklava for Hercules too.."

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Steve Peacocke joins the cast

May, 13. 2013.

As the Hercules movie project got all the big names already tested in the movie fields, now there are some young actors to fill in the missing roles.

Last one from them is Steve Peacocke whi is known for his role of Brax in TV show "Home and Away". He has been cast as a supporting role of character Stephanos.

“This is an incredible opportunity for me to experience film on a massive scale, work with a world-class director, actors and two of the biggest studios in the world. I’m grateful Seven is allowing me time out to get a taste of that world.”
Source - channel5.com

Female lead role taken

May, 3. 2013.

With all the guys in this movie I was starting to get worried about too much testosterone, but it seems we finally got a female lead role.

Variety reports that Scandinavian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal joined the cast with unknown role so far. Hopefully we'll found out very fast because filming starts next month. You could have seen her this year in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch hunters" as one of the witches in case you want to check her last project.
Source - Variety

Reece Ritchie joins the merc band

April, 20. 2013.

New addition to our band of mercenaries, Reece Ritchie got in couple of days ago and he's playing Hercules nephew and companion Iolaus that became a warrior by force.

He has couple of movies with similar theme like this one under his belt, for example "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time", "Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend" and "10,000 BC" so I reckon he's more than good to join here. Also he already has some experience in sword combat so I reckon he's more than ready to join the shooting as soon as it starts.

Antje Traue joins the cast

April, 9. 2013.

Brett Ratner announced on Twitter that Antje Traue will join Hercules merc band:

"So excited to have actress Antje Traue joining the cast of Hercules"


There is no information on her role in this movie so far, but if you're that eager to see her you will have your chance soon enough as she will play Zod's right hand, Faora, in the new Superman movie "Man of Steel".
Source - Twitter

Dwayne talks about the movie

March, 24. 2013.

Yesterday in L.A. Dwayne sat down with journalist, including Eric from Cinema Blend, to talk about his latest movies "Snitch", "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", "Pain & Gain", "Fast & Furious 6" and also to share his desires to be part of J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars", thoughts of "Hercules" and what happened with "Lobo" and "Shazam". I'm mostly interested about what he said about "Hercules" and this is what you'll read here, but I recommend you to read up everything on the link below.

"Does it give you any concern that Renny Harlin is trying to do another Hercules movie before you?

No. None what so ever. I was born to play Hercules. I have loved and honored the mythology over the years – since I was a kid. When I first broke into Hollywood, Hercules was one of the movies that I, not chased, because I didn't have the power to chase anything, but always had in the back of my mind. Everything happens for a reason, and it's come back around full circle. Hold on, check this out…[fumbles around in his pocket for his phone, take it out and searches through it] So this was me last week with the director and all of the producers, slipping into character and becoming Hercules [shows picture of him in character, which features him with long hair hanging over his face, looking somber, and wearing a tattered shirt]. That will give you the idea of the type of movie we want to make and the definitive version of Hercules that we want. It's going to be darker in tone, based on the awesome graphic novel.

So it's not just a loincloth. It's a costume and hair.

It's full-on. We talked about, for example, the mythology of G.I. Joe, but here's a mythology we have to honor and respect, and in doing so we're bringing in big writers, and we based it off a much darker graphic novel. There's tragedy and there's pain, and in respecting the mythology of Hercules you find that he lives in pain and he lives in tragedy, and lives not to accept his fate or faith, until he finally does and it becomes a powerful moment. So yeah, we're ready."
Source - Cinema Blend

New faces for the movie!

March, 21. 2013.

A lot of new faces joined the crew and pretty damn good ones. Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt and Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson. Very mighty crew indeed and we what is even better is that we already know who will they play.


Ian McShane ("Deadwood", "Jack the Giant Slayer", "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") will play priest Amphiarus.

Rufus Sewell ("Dark City", "A Knight's Tale", "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") will be Autolycus. By Greek myth Autolycus was the son of Hermes and the grandfather of both Odysseus and Jason. That's a nice piece of puzzle for a possible sequel since by mythology Hercules was in Jason's Argonauts, but let's continue with cast.

Joseph Fiennes ("Camelot", "American Horror Story") is going to be Eurystheus, John Hurt ( "Immortal", "Merlin") will be Cotys and Rebecca Ferguson, who is relatively new in movie business, is Ergenia.

This is definitely a nice cast, there's a nice and dark script so I'm going to break my saying and possibly jinx the movie by saying that I have faith in it and it will be a good movie.

Release date changed

February, 26. 2013.

Guess guys at MGM and Paramount figured out that they can't rival with "Guardians of the Galaxy" so they moved up the release date by two weeks, on July 25. That's the good news for them. The bad news and why I still think it's an idiotic move, but they can't really help it unless they want to show it one month after "Guardians", is because they are now showing one week after release of "X-Men: Days of the Future Past" and Peter Jackson's last installment of "Hobbit: There and Back again".

This will definitely be one insane month for all moviegoers and I really do want to see what they will do with this movie. Only thing that we can do now is hope that Ratner will do some of his magic and make this one hell of a movie that can steal a bit of audience from "X-Men" and "Hobbit".

Aksel Hennie joins the cast

February, 21. 2013.

It seems that the project is definitely going up since we have a new addition to the cast team. Hollywood Reporter says that Aksel Hennie, the star of Norwegian thriller "Headhunters", has joined the mercenary club in this movie. You could have seen him also in "Max Manus" and recently in his English-language debut "The Last Knights" with Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen. Can't really say that I watched those movies, but starring with Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen is definitely a nice thing to hear about an actor, so he's good in my book.

He'll be playing Tydeus, a warrior devoted to Hercules who wields twin axes and is such a madman that he needs to be chained up at night when he sleeps. Sounds like one of my characters in D&D which means I already love the guy, now I'll just wait and see if he'll be able to show us the carnage that a warrior with twin axes can do.
Source - The Hollywood Reporter

Release date announced

January, 16. 2013.

With the amount of news that came for this movie I almost completely forgot about it, but it seems we're back in business. Joint Paramount and MGM studio announced today that "Hercules" will be coming out on August 8, 2014. One week after "Guardians of the Galaxy".

In my opinion that's a dumb move because Marvel will take all of the audience for couple of weeks at least, like they do with every movie, and this baby won't even be noticed, but hopefully these guys know what they are doing.

With release date being next year I assume that they'll start filming soon so let's check up what we know about the movie so far.

It's directed by Brett Ratner and is based on comic book of same name "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" and it will cast Dwayne Johnson as Hercules. Also there's a synopsis for the movie which says: "Nearly 3,200 years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth as neither man nor god: Hercules, powerful son of the god-king Zeus, and for this he received nothing but suffering. After 12 arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding solace only in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, bonded by their love of fighting and the presence of death - never questioning where they go or who they fight, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to turn his men into the greatest army of all time, which means training them to be as bloodthirsty and ruthless as their own reputation. It is time for this band of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen - and the narrow, perilous path to their own redemption."

That's all we know so far. Now I'll wish them good luck and leave it at that because I don't want a Brett Ratner discussion of how bad he is for making 2 bad movies. Boo-hoo, deal with it.

Dwayne Johnson is Hercules!

March, 5. 2012.

This was sort of expected for this movie. You need a big muscled man that can strike fear into his enemies to play Hercules and what better option than Dwayne Johnson. Dwayne has been very active lately so it's definitely a question if he'll have time to start filming soon. He's out promoting "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and next year he's already booked for Michael Bay's "Pain and Gain" as well as next "Fast and Furious" movie.

We know that Dwayne loves action movies as much as comedies and this could mean that Ratner could another type of "Rush Hour" from this, I sincerely hope not. I want to see realism, blood, gore and if there has to be some comedy in it then let them all makes jokes about dying in battle. Yeah, that will be great.

But I'm going away from the topic at hand, I'm sure that Dwayne will fit in perfectly here. Until next news on "Hercules" check out what's going on with other movies on Movie Horizon.

New Hercules movie kicked off

April, 28. 2011.

For couple of years there have been talks about making of another Hercules movies. Since it was all just talks there was no point in reporting about it, but now that the project has finally kicked in you will find me talking about it.

First of all the movies is going to be based on a same named comic "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" written by Steve Moore. It's going to be much darker so we're definitely not going to see Kevin Sorbo as the lead actor. Actually the whole concept of Hercules as epitome of good is bit in question here, but I'll let this synopsis tell you more:

"Nearly 3,200 years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth as neither man nor god: Hercules, powerful son of the god-king Zeus, and for this he received nothing but suffering. After 12 arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding solace only in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, bonded by their love of fighting and the presence of death - never questioning where they go or who they fight, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to turn his men into the greatest army of all time, which means training them to be as bloodthirsty and ruthless as their own reputation. It is time for this band of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen - and the narrow, perilous path to their own redemption."

Now this is definitely something that made me wonder before. What would happen if Hercules, strongest demigod on Earth, became a merc or choose to fight for some king? I guess we'll find out.

Second thing is that we have a director. Brett Ratner was looking upon the movie even last year, but skipped it cause of "Tower Heist" and now he's back for it. I'm mostly familiar with his movies that have comedy segments or are comedies, so I'm hoping that this won't have either of those. I'll just read the comic to see how this will develop.
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