Scott Adkins Crowned King In Renny Harlin's HERCULES 3D

Peter Martin, Managing Editor

Scott Adkins, who made an insanely brutal impression in Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, has now been crowned king by director Renny Harlin.

Adkins has been cast in the role of King Amphitryon in Harlin's Hercules 3D, which is now shooting in Bulgaria, which is where Hercules lives nowadays. As to the plot of this particular version of the legend, fansite Scott Adkins Fanz reports ...

Myths are that During Amphitryon's absence, Alcmene (Hercule's mother) became pregnant by Zeus, who disguised himself as Amphitryon, when he visited her; she then became pregnant again by her real husband upon his return. Of these unions were born twin boys, of whom Iphicles was the son of Amphitryon, Hercules the son of Zeus.

Kellan Lutz stars as Hercules; the cast includes Liam McIntyre, who distinguished himself in the TV show Spartacus.

Harlin's last film, a found footage thriller titled The Dyatlov Pass Incident, has been released in a few territories, but has not yet made it to North America. Hercules 3D is backed by Millenium Films with a budget reported to be $70 million; they're aiming for a release in March 2014. Another Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson with Brett Ratner, is slotted for release in August 2014.

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  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Is it being shot in 3D or is it getting converted?

  • Dave Baxter

    Ouch. This was awesome news until the p.s. about the Dwayne Johnson Hercules coming out later the same year. That one is going to overshadow, outperform, and in all likelihood (given Harlin's recent record) outclass this 3D version. Which is too bad, Adkins needs some quality vehicles dammit.

  • Joe Foolio

    Adkins is a bum, the only vehicle he deserves is '82 Chevette. He's fine as a henchman/supporting toughguy, but any sort of speaking/acting is beyond his skills set. He is firmly planted in the C-class of actors and he will never get beyond that.

  • Zero Dark Thirty?

  • RoboticPlague

    70 million dollar budget?! How and who the hell would give that much money for this movie?

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