Scott Adkins, who made an insanely brutal impression in Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, has now been crowned king by director Renny Harlin.
Adkins has been cast in the role of King Amphitryon in Harlin's Hercules 3D, which is now shooting in Bulgaria, which is where Hercules lives nowadays. As to the plot of this particular version of the legend, fansite Scott Adkins Fanz reports ...
Myths are that During Amphitryon's absence, Alcmene (Hercule's mother) became pregnant by Zeus, who disguised himself as Amphitryon, when he visited her; she then became pregnant again by her real husband upon his return. Of these unions were born twin boys, of whom Iphicles was the son of Amphitryon, Hercules the son of Zeus.
Harlin's last film, a found footage thriller titled The Dyatlov Pass Incident, has been released in a few territories, but has not yet made it to North America. Hercules 3D is backed by Millenium Films with a budget reported to be $70 million; they're aiming for a release in March 2014. Another Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson with Brett Ratner, is slotted for release in August 2014.