Dwayne to play Hercules

8 November 2012

Dwayne Johnson has been confirmed to star in Hercules, a revisionist take on the mythical story.

Rush Hour and Tower Heist director Brett Ratner is to helm the project, which is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

In the book, rather than Greece, the action takes place in barbarian Thrace, and follows Hercules when he is employed by the king to to turn the Thracian army in one notorious for its ruthlessness.

Johnson could last been seen in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and will next be seen in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.