Disney’s Live-Action Hercules Lines Up Aladdin Director

After transforming the live-action Aladdin in a billion-dollar box office hit, Guy Ritchie returns to Disney to direct their live-action adaptation of Hercules.

the gentleman filmmaker will oversee the film with Avengers: Endgame directors Joe & Anthony Russo producing under their production company AGBO (via Deadline). Disney is also looking for writers following Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984 and Shang Chi), writing the first draft.


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Ritchie recently filmed an untitled action thriller directed by Jake Gyllenhaal that STX sold to MGM and Amazon. Additionally, the Brit wrote, directed and executive produced Operation Fortune: Ruse of War, featuring Jason Statham.

As for the Russo Brothers, they have a busy roster as they were announced to produce an anime adaptation of super fudgebased on one of Judy Blume’s best-selling 1980s children’s books.

Meanwhile, the Marvel duo are currently filming Extraction 2, the Chris Hemsworth-directed sequel to the Netflix action flick. Additionally, the release of the Amazon multi-series Citadelwith The Warriors, West exit, the bluff, Quantum and woody and After midnight are all under development.

Sticking with the streaming service, the next project we’ll see the duo lead is the highly anticipated The gray manwith Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.

the gray man, ryan gosling as six


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The action-packed trailer was released recently and sees CIA agent Court Gentry (Gosling), aka Sierra Six, go on the run when he is hunted down by his unhinged former colleague Lloyd Hansen (Evans), who ends up bringing a whole legion of killers against him.

The Russos previously teased that the former Captain America’s villainous turn would surprise fans describing Hansen as “a truly unique character.”

They added, “He’s Evans as a villain, so he’s a really interesting character and I think he’s going to be able to flex a bit in that role.”

The highest-budget Netflix original film – costing over $200 million to produce – also stars Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Billy Bob Thornton and Regé-Jean Page.

The gray man hits select theaters July 15 and Netflix July 22.

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Kimberly B. Nguyen