June 29, 2022

Regardless of combined evaluations, Man Ritchie landed Disney a $1 billion world field workplace haul along with his live-action remake of Aladdin, so naturally, the Home of Mouse is bringing him again to offer 1997’s Hercules the identical remedy.

In keeping with Deadline, the movie might be produced by ABGO, the manufacturing firm run by The Russo Brothers, and the studio is within the strategy of hiring writers to work off a primary draft written by David Callaham (Surprise Girl 1984, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings).

The unique Hercules movie featured Tate Donovan voicing the eponymous position reverse real-life villain James Woods’ Hades. It was thought-about a field workplace disappointment on the time, falling far wanting earlier Disney blockbusters like Pocahontas and The Lion King whereas grossing $99 million within the US and simply over $250 million worldwide.

Disney adopted the film with 1998’s Hercules: The Animated Collection. The direct-to-video sequel Hercules: Zero to Hero got here one yr later.

Ritchie most just lately shot an untitled motion thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal after writing and directing Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre that includes his longtime collaborator Jason Statham. The latter movie was initially set for launch earlier this yr, however was mysteriously faraway from the studio’s launch schedule in February.

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