New announcements for the Lionsgate “Hercules” movie. First – a new trailer out and now a new title. The film is now called “The Legend of Hercules” rather than “Hercules: The Legend Begins.” Someone wasn’t a fan of the semicolons perhaps?
Two weeks ago the release date was moved one month to January 10th – just six months before Paramount opens “Hercules” starring Dwayne Johnson. Lionsgate’s star is ex Twilight vampire Kellan Lutz.
“The Legend of Hercules” is directed by Renny Harlin from Daniel Giat’s screenplay and will be released in 3D and 2D nationwide. The origins story will track Hercules as he’s betrayed by his king, sold into slavery and fighting for his freedom to return to his true love, the Princess of Crete (played by Gaia Weiss). Lionsgate will release “The Legend of Hercules” through its Summit label.