Brett Ratner

April 10, 2014 | 12:10 p.m.

‘Hercules’: Dwayne Johnson adventure channels ‘Game of Thrones’ in clip

“Look at me. Do I look afraid?”  Dwayne Johnson’s fearsome hero asks an enemy in a new clip released from “Hercules,” Brett Ratner’s coming sword-and-sandals adventure due in theaters this summer. The new scenes from “Hercules” debuted Wednesday night on MTV in the run-up to the network’s annual MTV Movie Awards, set to be hosted by Conan O’Brien this weekend. The clip sees the warrior and his comrades walk into a confrontation with an army of painted warriors. Ratner’s film about the mythical hero hits theaters July 25 and is based on Steve Moore’s series for Radical Comics; Johnson stars as the son of Zeus who aids the King of Thrace in his quest to topple a fearsome warlord. While it will be a CG-heavy affair, “Hercules” has a strong supporting cast that includes Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell […]
March 25, 2014 | 10:39 a.m.

‘Hercules’ trailer: Dwayne Johnson gets mythic, muscle-bound in teaser

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays the title character in "Hercules." (Paramount Pictures)
The new trailer for “Hercules” has arrived, and from the looks of it, the film is hoping to appeal to the “Game of Thrones” crowd with scenes of its muscle-bound mythic hero, massive armies and expansive vistas of a faraway land. Due in theaters July 25, the film, directed by Brett Ratner and based on Steve Moore’s series for Radical Comics, sees Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in warrior mode as the son of Zeus who comes to the aid of the King of Thrace to help defeat a powerful warlord. The movie’s impressive supporting cast includes Ian McShane, John Hurt, Joseph Fiennes and Rufus Sewell, though the trailer emphasizes the film’s CG spectacle with Hercules facing off against fantastic creatures. When it comes to large-scale, action-adventure movies, Johnson is a Hollywood fixture. In recent years, he’s joined the “Fast & […]
Feb. 10, 2009 | 10:25 p.m.

‘Star Trek,’ Captain America and ‘Youngblood,’ all in Everyday Hero headlines

It’s Tuesday and you’re reading the latest editon of Everyday Hero, your roundup of handpicked headlines from across the fanboy universe. FUNNIES AND FINE ART: What a year for fanboy pursuits earning lofty artistic accolades. Heath Ledger may win an Oscar for playing the Joker and Neil Gaiman just picked up the Newbery Medal. And now the Louvre in Paris is hanging cartoons on its walls. Here’s the story by Frank Browning: "The show was put together by Fabrice Douar, the director of the Louvre’s publishing division, who commissioned three comic book artists to create wall-length strips set in the museum itself. Douar says he wanted to bring the museum into the 21st century and restore its role as a central part of the contemporary city — in short, to put a little bounce into the museum’s sometimes intimidating marble […]
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