Last month, Disney’s live-action adaptation of Hercules received its first major update with the signing of Guy Ritchie as director. With the D23 Expo less than two months away, we are expected to receive a major update. However, the Russo Brothers, who are on board as producers have shared some new information on the project.
While speaking with GamesRadar for his new film The Gray Man, Joe Russo revealed Hercules will have a modern twist. “It will certainly pay homage to the original with a more modern spin on it. What Anthony and I love about the original is how funny and subversive it is. I think we try to embrace that sense of humor in the remake.“
As of now, there are no confirmed members of the cast, that should change come D23 Expo time. The studio is currently in the process of hiring new writers to tackle the project. Dave Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) previously wrote the initial script. The Russo’s have previously teased that music would be a part of the new film, meaning we should see classic songs “Zero to Hero” and “Go the Distance”.
Released in 1997 by Walt Disney Animation Studios, Hercules (Tate Donovan), follows a son of gods, who was snatched as a baby by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, half-god. Now a teenager, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus. With his plucky satyr sidekick, Philoctetes (Danny DeVito), along for the ride, Hercules must learn how to use his strength to defeat a series of evil creatures.