Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson have been busy developing a new take on the legends of Hercules, and now it’s at the stage where they’re trying to fill out the rest of the class, with THR reporting that Headhunters stars Aksel Hennie has signed on to the movie.
The Norwegian actor will play Tydeus, Hercules’ right-hand man who ‘wields twin axes and is such a madman that he needs to be chained up at night when he sleeps.’
The film is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya, which ignores the supernatural parts of the Greek myths, instead trying to give things a more grounded, real-world feel. Ryan Condal wrote the script.
It’s not known exactly when it will shoot, but a release date of August 8th, 2014 is already set. Hennie recently made his English-language debut in The Last Knights, alongside Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen.