Without the burden of producing the Oscars this weekend, Brett Ratner has the time to start picking out other projects-- presumably ones that are perfectly fine with a director who thinks rehearsal is for fags. In the glory days before Ratner was largely known for sticking his foot in his mouth, the director was looking to jump on board a new Hercules movie over at MGM, actually an adaptation of the comic Hercules: The Thracian Wars. With Wrath of the Titans coming in a few weeks, sword and sandals are apparently still in style, and Ratner may have found pretty much the only actor who's both right for the role and capable of making this into its own franchise.
This sounds horrible. Don't get me wrong, I'm actually a fan of The Rock's acting...as long as he's in the right scenario. I think he has done a great job as an actor, but I don't think working with Ratner is going to bring out his best work either.
A part of me cannot believe how stupid a choice that would be, if it's true. love the rock but as Hercules. . . nooooo