Early this week Joe and Anthony Russo announced that they will produce the live-action remake of 1997’s animated film, Hercules. Now The Avengers: Endgame directors have revealed what fans of the animated movie should expect when the movie hits the big screen.
Speaking to Collider, the brothers said that “Music will certainly be a part of.” the Hercules remake, however, it will not be a “literal translation.”
Well, I think you always have to bring something new to the table because from our perspective as storytellers, it’s not compelling for us to do a literal translation. We’ve already done that with our Marvel films.
We don’t do literal translations of the comics because we feel like if you want that story you can go read that story. We’re going to give you a different story. I think we’ll do something that’s in the vein of the original and inspired by it, but we also bring some new elements to the table.
The Russo brothers will produce the movie under their AGBO banner with a script by Dave Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984, Zombieland: Double Tap). The film is still in the early stage of development.
Directed by Ron Clements and John Muske, Hercules was released on June 13, 1997, earning $252.7 million in box office worldwide. The film prequel Hercules: Zero to Hero was released in 1999 and served as the pilot to Hercules: The Animated Series.