X-Men director to turn The Rock into Greek god for Hercules movie

Well whadayaknow! Our main man Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is about to exchange his regular everyday clothes (well, that's when he is actually wearing some clothes) for a loincloth and some sandals again for his next movie project, titled Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

The film is set to be directed by X-Men: The Last Stand's Brett Ratner, and Johnson will play the titular Greek mythological hero Hercules.

Based on the graphic novel published by Radical and written by Steve Moore (2000AD and the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip), Hercules: The Thracian Wars will start production in early 2013.

The sword-and-sandals film will be co-produced between MGM Studios and Paramount Pictures.

Below is the graphic novel's summary:

"When the Thracian King summons the Greek hero and his six battle-worn companions to mold the Thracian army into a bloodthirsty, ruthless killing machine, the Son of Zeus rushes to answer the call of war and gold. But within the nation of Thrace lies an epic tale of war, murder, deception, and sacrifice that shows Hercules how far from grace he's fallen — and what he must do to earn redemption."

Johnson—who is one heck of a busy dude if you take a look at his IMDb page—is no stranger to loincloths and sandals, having starred in the 2002 The Mummy prequel The Scorpion King. That, and he was wearing next to nothing during his long stint as a WWF wrestler; so Johnson should feel right at home in the role of Hercules!

So will you guys be looking forward to Hercules: The Thracian Wars? Do you think Johnson has what it takes to make for an awesome Hercules?

(via SFX)

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