Alcides is the son of Olympian ruler Zeus and mortal Queen Alcmene who brought him into the world secretly with the true name of Hercules. He knows not of his real name or the circumstances of his conception, and instead believes his father to be the tyrant King Amphitryon. He knows that there's something about himself that doesn't fit in with the rest of his family; his father favours his brother and heir to the throne Iphicles, who is promised Hebe, Princess of Crete (and Hercules lover) as a wife. In a desperate bid to stay together, Hercules and Hebe plan to elope, but before they can make their move, Hercules is ordered to battle. When an army fails to kill him, he is forced alongside his comrade to take part in a series of gladiator events, but it soon becomes clear that Hercules is no ordinary man when he starts to reveal his indomitable strength.
This epic action flick is based on the original Ancient Greek myth and has been directed by Renny Harlin ('Die Hard 2', 'Deep Blue Sea', 'Cliffhanger'), alongside writers Daniel Giat ('Path to War'), Sean Hood and Giulio Steve. 'The Legend Of Hercules' is due to be released in the UK on March 28th 2014.
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Kellan Lutz is still in the infancy of his career, considering how long movie stars can go on for, but he’s already starred in all the Twilight movies, as well as voicing Tarzan in a new animation, and taking the titular role in Hercules: The Legend Begins.
Kellan Lutz stars as Hercules
The film sees Hercules uncover his true identity as the son of Zeus. In learning, at the same time that his father isn’t really the dictatorial King, Hercules finds the courage to fight for what his believes in: the future of the kingdom, and the love of his life, Hebe, who has been promised to his brother Iphicles.
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Hercules is the secret son of Zeus and a mortal queen though he grows up not knowing his real identity or, indeed, his birthright. Believing he is the son of a dictatorial king, he struggles against an ongoing feud with his brother Iphicles; the heir to the king's throne who is promised Hebe, Princess of Crete as a wife. Hebe is the love of Hercules who plans to go to any lengths to elope with her, but he is banished to battle when Iphicles and the king realise his opposition to their plans. He subsequently finds himself enslaved and forced to fight armed opponents for sport, but his true destiny starts to unfold when it is found that no-one can match his indomitable strength. Will he manage to succeed in saving the love of his life from a loveless marriage? And will he fulfil his true purpose and overthrow the king?
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.