For those of you excited about Brett Ratner’s upcoming Hercules film starring Dwayne Johnson, you’re in luck. While it certainly doesn’t look like it will be landing on any of our top 10 lists at the end of the year, it just may prove to be an enjoyable moviegoing experience. And now, it will be an even bigger one thanks to the wonders of IMAX 3D.
That’s right – Paramount and MGM have struck a deal with IMAX to release the film on jumbo screens, meaning The Rock’s gigantic biceps will now finally get a frame size that can contain and withstand them, and his roar will be heard through the glory of 12,000 watts of sound.
My biggest concern about this news is the fact that the film arrives in theaters on July 25th, which is only a little over a month away. It wasn’t shot in native IMAX or in 3D, meaning it will have to be digitally re-mastered and post-converted into those formats. Can it be done effectively in the short time between now and when audiences sit down to watch the film on the really-big screen? Only time will tell.
Hercules stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Irina Shayk, John Hurt and Joseph Fiennes. Read the official synopsis below, and let us know in the comments section if you’ll be seeing the movie in IMAX 3D.
From Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, “Hercules” stars Dwayne Johnson as both man and myth, leading a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human. Unimaginable villains will test the mythical power of Hercules in director Brett Ratner’s gritty take on one of the most epic action heroes of the ages. The film also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann, Rebecca Ferguson, Isaac Andrews and John Hurt.