The latest Hercules TV spot is called Discover and we can see why. In a mere 30 seconds filmmaker Brett Ratner does a good job of distinguishing this Hercules story from others that have come before – and we’re not just talking about the one that arrived earlier this year called The Legend of Hercules starring Kellan Lutz.
It was evident from that first Hercules trailer that this is a role that star Dwayne Johnson was born to play. In Hercules, he has been a demi-god and a hero, and decided to “retire” to the life of a family man.
The gods above do not approve and have rained down a horror on the planet that only Hercules can save us from. Johnson’s hero must rise up and find his voice once again and lead his army to victory – with the fate of all humans in the balance.
Hercules also stars Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane and John Hurt (soon to be seen in Snowpiercer).
Look for Hercules July 25.