Variety is reporting that my third favourite wrestler of all time (behind Rowdy Roddy Piper and Hulk Hogan) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in talks to play Hercules.
Brett Ratner, the man behind Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand, will direct from a script by Ryan Condol. The film will be an adaptation of Steve Moore’s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian War, which debuted in May 2008.
Johnson, who currently stars in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and will next be seen in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, is currently prepping for his role in Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain.