Guy Ritchie to Direct Live-Action Remake of ‘Hercules’

Deadline has learned that Guy Ritchie has been tapped to direct Disney’s live-action remake of Hercules. The director is currently filming an untitled action-thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim, and Alexander Ludwig, so the live-action remake of Hercules could be his next movie. Ritchie had also directed the 2019 remake of Aladdin, which went on to make over $1 billion at the global box office when it was released.

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will be co-producing the movie with their film studio, AGBO, with Dave Callaham writing a first draft of the screenplay. He recently wrote Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

No other details have been given out, and Ritchie’s next movie, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, still does not have a release date after STX pulled the film without explanation a couple of weeks before it was slated to premiere in March.

Source: Deadline


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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