HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS CASTING – Dwayne Johnson is getting some company for Hercules: The Thracian Wars next summer. Rufus Sewell has jumped on board as Autolycus, an ally of Hercules and a master thief. In the Xena and Hercules TV series, Autolycus was portrayed by Bruce Campbell, who served as a comical antihero. Hercules: The Thracian Wars also stars Aksel Hennie and is directed by Brett Ratner.
PLOT: Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
- US & UK – July 25, 2014
- France – August 20, 2014