Breaking news has just fallen for Disney fans! The famous animated feature “Hercules” will be adapted in live action, under the direction of Guy Ritchie.
the comeback of Hercules
Released in 1997, Hercules is the fiftieth animated feature film from the famous Disney studios. The film’s story revolves around the legendary hero and therefore logically takes place in ancient Greece. Shortly after Zeus’ victory over the Titans, now locked up in Tartarus, his wife Hera gives birth to a baby boy. While the gods celebrate this coming into the world, Hades, the brother of the lightning god, conspires to take his place. He thus addresses the Moires – understand the divinities of destiny – who announce to him that, in eighteen years, the alignment of the planets will allow the return of the Titans.
Only snag in this potential comeback : the presence of Hercules, which could reverse the situation. Understanding the danger that his nephew represents, Hades decides to attempt the infant’s life. His henchmen manage to kidnap the child in order to make him drink an elixir capable of making him mortal. Fortunately, Amphitryon and Alcmène, both mortals, manage to thwart their diabolical plan. But even though, what about prophecy ?
The legend of the demigod has already been worn many times on screen. Recently, two feature films telling the story of Hercules made their debut in cinemas – moreover the same year, in 2014! One features actor Kellan Lutz in the lead role, while the second features Dwayne Johnson.
A regular at exercise
Our colleagues from HollywoodReporter tell us that the talented Guy Ritchie will direct this remake of Disney’s work. A perilous exercise to which the director is no stranger. Indeed, he was already in charge of the adaptation ofAladdin in 2019. Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott then held the main roles of the film.
A first successful attempt since the project has exceeded one billion at the box office, registering the feature film as the most profitable film of the Briton. However, Guy Ritchie’s filmography includes some famous works, from Snatch, you rob or you rake to the saga sherlock holmes.
What we know about the project
Don’t get carried away too quickly, because Hercules is not yet only at the writing stage. Thus, screenwriter Dave Callaham, who recently worked on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is currently working on a first version of the script. The studio is looking for authors to join the project and work from this first draft. For the moment, it is therefore impossible to know whether the remake will follow its original to the letter – including its musical sequences. On the production side, the Russo brothers will support the project through their company!
You would have understood it, the fashion of remake in real shots in full swing more than ever. We will soon be able to find the adventures of Snow White, with Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot as the Queen. Also, a version of The little Mermaidstarring Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy and Halle Bailey, will be released next year!