Hi, Bryan Here….


We have more casting news on Brett Ratner’s live-action version of ‘Hercules‘ that is starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Tobias Santelmann has just been cast as lead bad guy opposite The Rock. Santelmann was one of the stars in the critically acclaimed indie film ‘Kon-Tiki‘. A big congratulations to Santelmann for this opportunity.

That being said, I think this movie is going to be awful. First of all, you have Brett Ratner at the helm, which doesn’t help. The only decent thing he’s ever done was ‘Rush Hour‘. And I can take or leave those movies too. Secondly, Ratner is making this as a more realistic movie, leaving out all of the supernatural elements and magic that surrounds Hercules. He won’t even be the son of Zeus, but rather a large guy that has a reputation for being a badass. Hercules will lead a team of mercenaries on a mission to stop bad guys.


The Rock and Santelmann are joined by Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, and Rebecca Ferguson to all star in this version of ‘Hercules‘. ¬†Shooting is already underway in Budapest with a release date of July 2014. As far as Santelmann’s role, he will play Rhesus, a long blonde haired guy who will try and stop Hercules at every corner.

No hope for this movie at all.  Your thoughts?


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Old Paul Edgecomb:
I think Mr. Jingles happened by accident. I think when we electrocuted Del, and it all went so badly... well, John can feel that you know... and I think a part of... whatever magic was inside of him just slept through my tiny friend here. As for me, John had to give me a part of himself; a gift the way he saw it, so that I could see for myself what Wild Billy had done. When John did that; when he took my hand, a part of the power that worked through him spilled into me.
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He... what? He infected you with life?
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That's as good a word as any. He infected us both, didn't he, Mr. Jingles? With life. I'm a hundred and eight years old, Elaine. I was forty-four the year that John Coffey walked the Green Mile. You mustn't blame John. He couldn't have what happened to him... he was just a force of nature. Oh I've lived to see some amazing things Elly. Another century come to past, but I've... I've had to see my friends and loved ones die off through the years... Hal and Melinda... Brutus Howell... my wife... my boy. And you Elaine... you'll die too, and my curse is knowing that I'll be there to see it. It's my torment you see; it's my punishment, for letting John Coffey ride the lightning; for killing a miracle of God. You'll be gone like all the others. I'll have to stay. I'll die eventually, that I'm sure. I have no illusions of immortality, but I will await your death... long before death finds me. In truth, I wish for it already.
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