'The Legend Of Hercules' -- Formerly Titled 'Hercules: The Legend Begins' -- Gets New Trailer

In a continued effort to help distinguish it from its Herculean counterpart, Lionsgate has retitled "Hercules: The Legend Begins." The Roman-hero epic will now go by "The Legend of Hercules."

We're referring to the movie starring Kellan Lutz in the title role, which was recently moved up to a Jan. 10 release. That gives it further distinction from "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," the Dwayne Johnson flick that arrives on July 25.

Both movies are unsurprisingly ab-tastic, but the distinctions do continue. "The Legend of Hercules" is directed by Renny Harlin ("Die Hard 2," Deep Blue Sea") and comes with a smaller budget than the $110 million "Thracian Wars," which is helmed by Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour," "X-Men: The Last Stand"). The former is a standard origin story, whereas Ratner's version -- based on the graphic novel of the same name -- strips Hercules of his supernatural abilities and leaves him with only his adeptness at battle.

Now, is that all cleared up? If you're looking for a more visual representation, watch the newest trailer for Lutz's edition above.

[via Variety]



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