The teachings of Greek mythology have fascinated generations for thousands of years, inspiring countless tales about the origins of our world and the beliefs of Ancient Greece. One of the most infamous of myths is that of Hercules — the demigod born to a mortal woman and the god Zeus—who is celebrated for his legendary adventures, courageous battles, and resounding victories.
Kellan Lutz plays Hercules in this thrilling action adventure film THE LEGEND OF HERCULES in 3D. In the epic origin story Hercules is the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-God, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength.
Desperate to free her people from the rule of her vengeful husband and bring peace to the land, Queen Alcmene prays to the gods for guidance. She is granted a son, Hercules, by Zeus, the God of War. As his true identity remains secret, Hercules’ illegitimacy is resented by King Amphitryon, who favors his elder son, Iphicles.
As a young man, Hercules falls in love with the beautiful Hebe, until they are suddenly torn apart by his father’s proclamation that Iphicles shall marry the princess. Planning to run away and marry his love, Hercules is captured by King Amphitryon’s guards and sent off to die at war. Escaping death, Hercules unites with fellow warrior, Sotiris, on a noble quest to free the kingdom from Amphitryon’s tyranny, win back his true love from his brother’s grasps, and take his place as the greatest of Greek heroes.
Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.
From the illustrious narratives of ancient Greek mythology where mortals and gods collide, comes the story of THE LEGEND OF HERCULES. A reimagining of the hero’s epic origins, the film approaches Hercules’ otherworldly and legendary history from the perspective of a young man struggling with his destiny.
Kellan Lutz perfectly portrays the character of Hercules, at the hands of director Renny Harlin. With a cast of rising talent including Liam McIntyre, Gaia Weiss, Liam Garrigan, Roxanne McKee as well as Scott Adkins and Rade Serbedzija—the film grounds the ubiquitous characterizations of Hercules’ superhuman strength and courage by revealing the humanity behind the man.
It is an age-old story of the struggle between fate and free will, between one’s responsibility to humanity and one’s more personal desires. Hercules is the savior to his people and his homeland.
The influence Hercules’ story is evident on many of today’s super heroes. Whether in comic books, in modern literature, or even today’s blockbuster heroes, there are threads of Hercules’ story.
Hercules is always been the ultimate super hero throughout history.
People have always pictured Hercules as this huge, muscular man who goes around doing superhuman things, whereas in this epic story, Hercules is a young man who is conflicted with his identity, it starts from the very beginning of Hercules coming to terms with who he is.
At the heart of this film, it is actually a love story that shows his range of emotions as a man.
The Legend of Hercules has elaborate action sequences shot on green screen at Boyana Studios, Sophia, Bulgaria, This helped in creating an Ancient Greece that reflected the storyline while adding the captivating special effects.
It is a visual treat with scenes with thousands of people and horses in giant battles, and then there are beautifully intimate scenes underwater. With the usage of 3D to enhance the experience of the film, numerous battle scenes and sword fights, audiences can experience of what Ancient Greece was like.
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Studio – Millenium Films
Directed and Produced by Renny Harlin
Written by Sean Hood, Daniel Giat
Produced by Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, Boaz Davidson
Executive Produced by Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, John Thompson
Co-Executive Producer – Lonnie Ramati
SAM MCCURDY (CINEMATOGRAPHER)
SONU MISHRA (COSTUME DESIGNER)
Kellan Lutz as Hercules
Scott Adkins as King Amphitryon
Liam McIntyre – Sotiris
Liam Garrigan – Iphicles
Johnathon Schaech – Tarak
Roxanne McKee as Queen Alcmene
Gaia Weiss as Hebe
Rade Serbedzija as Chiron
Jukka Hilden as Creon
Luke Newberry as Agamemnon
Peter Rowley as Zeus