The battle of the Hercules movies is fast ramping up, with Dwayne Johnson and Brett Ratner teaming for a non-mythological take that will shoot this summer, while Renny Harlin has hired Kellan Lutz to his Greek hero in Hercules 3D. Now the latter movie has a new cast member, with Spartacus himself, Liam McIntyre swapping Rome for Greece, according to THR.
According to the trade, ‘McIntyre will play a young army captain who becomes Hercules most trusted battlefield companion. After an evil king deceives them, Hercules and the captain are sold into slavery and must fight side by side to earn their freedom.’
Harlin comments on the casting, “He’s infinitely entertaining to watch. I am lucky to have him play military commander, Sotiris, Hercules’ best friend. Their relationship begins antagonistic and develops into a close bond, forged in battle.”
The $70 million movie will shoot this summer in Bulgaria. The movie will mark Aussie actor McIntyre’s first feature film following his Spartacus success.