Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to play Hercules in Brett Ratner movie

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The Scorpion King is returning to the battlefield once again, starring as Hercules in the upcoming film Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

The Brett-Ratner-directed film will be co-produced by MGM and Paramount Pictures.

According to Deadline,“the screenplay was adapted by Ryan Condal from Radical Studios’ graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars; Evan Spiliotopoulos did script revisions. Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Ratner will produce. Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey and Jesse Berger will executive produce.”

The production is expected to start shooting in early 2013 and is based on the comic book of the same name.

In the comic, Hercules is the son of the god Zeus and becomes devastated when he loses his family. Filled with darkness and wrath, Hercules finds solace in ruthless bloody battles. He eventually becomes bonded to men similar to him as they battle with others for payment. The King of Thrace hires the group of mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time.

In order to do this, Hercules and his men must turn the army into ruthless bloodthirsty fighters like themselves.

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