Guy Ritchie to direct Disney’s live-action adaptation of ‘Hercules’

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Filmmaker Guy Ritchie has come on board to direct the live-action adaptation of Disney’s popular animated classic movie, ‘Hercules’.

As per the Hollywood Reporter, Guy Ritchie who has in the recent past directed the live-action adaptation of Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ will be directing this remake which is reportedly based on the 1997 movie.

Dave Callaham, who penned the script for ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is the one who is said to have penned the first draft of the script for ‘Hercules’. Currently, the studio is looking for writers to finalise the script for the movie.

According to the reports, the original 1997 movie was a musical tale of the Greek God in which the undefeated hero saves Olympus from Hades, the God of the Underworld. That movie was directed by Jon Musker and Ron Clements.

Actor Tate Donovan was the voice of Hercules while James Woods was the voice of Hades. For now, it is not clear if the remake being planned now will retain the musical elements of the 1997 movie.

The Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony will be on board as producers through their AGBO production banner.

Work wise, Guy Ritchie recently finished filming on his untitled thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Ritchie has also executive produced, written and directed STX’s ‘Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre’. The movie was originally slated for a release in the early part of 2022 but has since been pushed back and as yet there is no confirmation on the official release date.

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