A couple of days ago, a very brief teaser for Hercules: The Legend Begins landed. No the full promo has arrived, showing off the rather 300-ish visuals for the Renny Harlin directed movie, as well as Kellan Lutz looking very buff in the title role.
Early suggestions had said this would keep the supernatural aspects of the legends of Hercules, but it appears from this trailer that he’s not got any full-on superpowers – although he will be engaging in the usual unlikely action hero shenanigans and certainly appears to be incredibly strong.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic – a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.’
A second Hercules movie is also due out next year, with the other starring Dwayne Johnson, with Brett Ratner directing.