Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Moves Up Two Weeks

Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules” will be coming to us a little sooner than we expected, as the Brett Ratner-directed movie’s release date has officially been bumped up two weeks.

Paramount Pictures and MGM have announced that “Hercules” is now slated to come out on July 25, 2014. Originally it had been announced that “Hercules” would hit theaters on August 8, 2014, the week after “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Now the movie has one up on that Marvel movie, but will have to deal with the aftermath of “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” both of which are coming out on July 18, 2014. So far no other movies are slated for the July 25 release date.

Hopefully this is move a vote of confidence for the film, as having the release date pushed back could be a bad sign. “Hercules” sounds like it will be perfect summer blockbuster fare, and with Johnson making fun movie choices recently, we’re actually a bit excited for this Radical Publishing adaptation.

Here’s the flick’s official synopsis if you haven’t read it already:

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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