Hercules4_coverB_lowresSince March of last year we’ve been keeping you up on Brett Ratner’s next project, Hercules: The Thracian War. Almost a year later the film has a release date: August 8th, 2014 which puts it a stone’s throw from what will be Marvel’s weirdest film yet, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Naturally, one is inclined to give so few fucks about any given Brett Ratner movie that one could be said to actually give no fucks at all, but there is at least the happy fact that Dwayne Johnson will be front and center on the film. Assuming there are no ducks or children for the ancient Man-God to take care of, I think Mr. Johnson will be able to do fine action star work here.

As you may recall, the film puts Hercules in a sort of A-Team situation with a bunch of other ancient badasses, and the crew gets wrapped up in a war of some sort. Hopefully big mythical action and easy source material to cling to will mean Ratner becomes mostly invisible and the muscles and blood do all the talking.

Here’s pretty much what Johnson will look like:


‘Cept maybe with a lion on his head.


Move on with your day.


Source | Deadline