Director Renny Hariln's gladiator actionfest "Hercules: The Legend Begins" (out on January 10th) is the first of two films coming out next year that centers on the muscular demigod. "The Legend Begins" is also the one that doesn't star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- nevertheless, it sees Kellan "The Twilight Saga" Lutz swinging a plethora of swords and looking pumped up to portray the bulky titular son of Zeus, who's been banished from his adopted Greek homeland and forced to fight as a gladiator slave after his jealous mortal brother catches wind of his secret love affair with his fiance.
Back in October, a 3-minute-long preview was released online following its debut at New York Comic Con. Now we're getting an official theatrical trailer, which is just a shorter version of the previous Comic Con trailer, but serves as a good reminder that you can never put a good half-man, half-god down, especially if true love is involved. Have a look, above.
In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic -- a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.
Hercules: The Legend Begins stars Kellan Lutz, Liam McIntyre, Scott Adkins, Johnathon Schaech, Roxanne McKee, Gaia Weiss, Rade Serbedzija