Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Gets A Release Date And Synopsis

The Dwayne Johnson-starring film “Hercules” is really happening, and it’s finally found itself a release date. MGM and Paramount Pictures have revealed that we only have to wait until next year to see The Rock’s take on the famous Greek hero.

“Hercules” is set to be released on August 8, 2014. It will be directed by Brett Ratner, who took over sometime after Peter Berg left the project. Ryan Condol wrote the script based on the Radical Publishing comic book series “The Thracian Wars” and “The Knives of Kush,” both of which were written by Steve Moore and drawn by Cris Bolsin.

Find out the full synopsis for the movie after the jump, courtesy of SuperHeroHype:

Fourteen-hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and the presence of death. These men and woman never question where, why, or whom they go to fight; only how much they will be paid. Knowing this, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. Hercules begins to question King Cotys’ motives when he takes his army out to battle and sees them practice on innocent men, women, and children of their neighbors. Deep in his soul something stirs, but is it enough to stop a mad king and his army of the damned from marching across Greece – or even Olympus itself?!

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