It looks like Hercules is coming back to the big screen, and in 3D this time. While details are still scarce, it’s been revealed that Scott Adkins will be playing a lead role in the film. Adkins will play King Amphitryon for the film, which will be directed by Cliffhanger and Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin.
Details are scarce as of right now, but Scott Adkins Fanz has a little background info on the myth that revolves around the characters.
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.
This sounds like an interesting concept, though a lot needs to be done to make this feel fresh for audiences. I’m not a big fan of 3D, but it’s a necessary evil at this rate, so I’ll deal with it. Hopefully Adkins has a prominent role and not one that’s more like a cameo for this film. I’ll let you know of more details as I come across them, but feel free to sound off on what you think about the film and what you are excited for.
Source: Scott Adkins Fanz