Twilight star Kellan Lutz posted to his Twitter account a teaser video for his upcoming film Hercules: The Legend Begins from Nu Image/Millennium Films. You can watch the teaser here below, which includes an intro from the actor from the set of Expendables 3.
Hercules: The Legend Begins, which features Kellan Lutz as Hercules, Gaia Weiss as Hebe, the Princess of Crete), and Scott Adkins as King Amphitryon, is directed by director Renny Harlin. All of the aforementioned stars will be on hand at New York Comic-Con 2013 on Saturday, October 12 at 7:45pm at Main Stage 1-D at the Javits Center in New York City.
Be sure to keep it here at Geeks of Doom all weekend, as the Doom Crew will be on the scene in New York bringing you news and photos from the convention, including the panel for Hercules: The Legend Begins, where the movie’s trailer will debut.
Millennium Films has hired Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger director Renny Harlin to make Hercules 3D, a new take on the mythological character.
Millennium is aiming at March of 2014 to release the movie, which is also an attempt at beating Paramount and MGM’s own Hercules movie based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian War, which is being directed by Brett Ratner and stars Dwayne Johnson in the lead role. That one will be released on August 8, 2014.
Being the week upon which Talk Like A Pirate Day falls, I opted to look at a pirate flick for this week’s Netflix Review. So, grab your cutlass, affix your patch and wooden legs – we’re headed for Cutthroat Island.
Directed by Renny Harlin, Cutthroat Island is a movie that was made too early for its time, cursed by the financial woes from a dying studio. But despite its weaknesses, the movie does capture the fun element most remembered in some of the old Errol Flynn classics, and has matured into a movie that audiences can enjoy without taking it too seriously.
The plot follows a notorious wanted female pirate named Morgan Adams (Geena Davis) who finds a treasure map tattooed on the scalp of her dead father. The map is one third of the full piece, with one in the hands of Adams’ uncle, and another in the grubby evil mitts of antagonist Dawg Brown (Frank Langella). Taking command of her father’s ship and crew, and taking doctor and linguist William Shaw (Matthew Modine) on board, she leads a crusade to find the treasure of Cutthroat Island. It develops into a race against time as Brown chases Adams down, across the treacherous waters of the Caribbean.