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I guess it’s somewhat appropriate that former “Spartacus” star Liam McIntyre has a role in this movie as Hercules’ buddy, because watching this three minute trailer for director Renny Harlin’s “Hercules: The Legend Begins” reminds me a lot of McIntyre’s Starz show. The whole editing tricks, the forced CG landscapes, etc. “Spartacus” can sort of get away with it — they are dealing with a cable TV budget, after all. But isn’t “The Legend Begins” supposed to cost tens of millions? At this rate, having the guy from “Twilight” as the star may be the least of the film’s problems.
But hey, don’t take my word for it. Check out the first full trailer for “Hercules: The Legend Begins” for yourself and feel free to make up your own mind. Who knows, you might think it’s uber epic. I guess that’s ONE possible conclusion. Even if it’s, you know, wrong.
Hercules: The Legend Begins is an upcoming adventure film starring Kellan Lutz as the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his King and sold into slavery, Hercules must use His formidable strength to fight for his freedom and return to his true love, Hebe, the Princess of Crete.
Starring Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan, Rade Serbedzija and Liam McIntyre.
Going all Maximus next year March 2014. (So does that make Scott Adkins Commodus?)