Hercules, the god of strength and heroes, is an ancient member of the classical mythologies from Greece and Rome. The mighty hero is known to have lived a life filled with adventures, slaying monsters, enduring trials, and being tested by nature and time. The promise that he’d be allowed to live among the gods on Mount Olympus was the sole reward for all his suffering.
The legends of Hercules inspired numerous stories, animated films, and movies over time. Disney produced an animated musical fantasy-comedy film Hercules in 1997. Another notable addition was 2014’s action-adventure adaptation of the same name loosely based on the hero’s legend. Now, Disney has bagged director Guy Ritchie to direct the next big live-action movie on Hercules.
Guy Ritchie To Direct Live-Action Hercules Movie
The Snatch director is famous for his gritty movies with captivating soundtracks, brilliant action scenes, and simply an overall enthralling culmination of the film. He has worked on projects like The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur and the Legend of the Sword, The Gentlemen, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, and Wrath of Man.
His works have always boasted of big names from the industry and his scripts have never failed to deliver whether it be fantasy adventure or action or crime drama or retellings of mythological legends. His only project with Disney was the Will Smith, Naomi Scott starring live-action musical Aladdin in 2019. After its immense global success, the director is now ready to direct the next live-action movie, Hercules.
Latest Details on Hercules
The movie is being worked on by Ritchie while directors Joe and Anthony Russo from AGBO are going to produce the Disney film. Action specialist Dave Callaham is also on the team to write up the first draft. AGBO is looking to hire other writers to join the team.
As per reports, Ritchie exited the CAA (Creative Artists Agency) last month in favor of WME. He has recently finished filming an untitled action thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and the STX-produced Jason Statham spy-action film Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre is set to release later this year after getting delayed.