Following on from the success of the live-action version of “Aladdin”, Disney has brought in director Guy Ritchie to oversea a brand new live-action version of Disney’s classic animated film, “Hercules”
The animated film told the classic tale of Hercules, who was taken from the gods as a newborn and adopted on Earth, Hercules becomes an awkward teenage pillar of strength. While trying to fit in, he discovers that his dad is Zeus and he could live on Mount Olympus—if he can move from “zero” to a true hero. Hercules teams with babyhood pal Pegasus, the flying stallion, and Phil, a feisty personal trainer, for the mission. But it’s no easy task, as he must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg and a sinister hothead named Hades. With the help of comical sidekicks Pain and Panic, Hades plans to rule the Universe…with only Hercules standing in his way.
This new film is going to be produced by AGBO, which is a production company that is run by Joe and Anthony Russo, who are behind the Marvel Studios mean hit, “Endgame”.
According to Deadline, Disney is currently in the process of hiring some writers for the project, following an initial draft by Dave Callaham.
Guy Ritchie has previously directed the live-action version of “Aladdin” for Disney, along with films such as “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch”.
With the project still in the early stages of development, expect it to be a while until the film is released. It’s not clear whether this will be a theatrical release like “Aladdin” or a Disney+ Original film like the upcoming “Pinocchio”.
In the meantime, you can still watch the original animated film now on Disney+.
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