Variety has reported the former wrestler-turned-movie action hero has signed on to the MGM production.
â€œHerculesâ€ will be a big screen adaptation of Steve Mooreâ€™s 2008 graphic novel â€œHercules: The Thracian Wars.â€
Here are the details on that story:
From the pen of Steve Moore (Dr. Who; Jonni Future) comes a tale of Hercules in his darkest hours. 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 heâ€™s fallenâ€” and what he must accomplish for redemption.
The adapted screenplay will be written by Ryan Condol and the film to be directed by Ratner himself.
MGM will begin production of â€œHerculesâ€ in New Zealand this October.
Johnson will be appearing in the upcoming sequel â€œG.I. Joe: Retaliation.â€ He is signed on with several future projects including â€œPain and Gain,â€ â€œEmpire State,â€ and â€œThe Fast and the Furious 6.â€