|Hercules (2014) concept art by Joshua Min|
The Blu-Ray for the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson film Hercules (also known as Hercules: The Thracian Wars) will be released on November 4, 2014, so this seems like a good time to feature some concept art from the film.
The big budget movie is based on the Radical Comics limited series Hercules: The Thracian Wars by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya. It's a dream project for director Brett Ratner who dreamed of making a movie about, who-he-called, "the first superhero." One of the artists that helped Ratner bring his dream to life was concept illustrator Joshua Min and he shared some artwork for the film on his site.
Min is a professional concept artist who's worked on blockbuster films like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and The Wolverine (2014).
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When Ratner talked to Red Carpet News he said, "I read the graphic novel and this story demystified the myth, and is really the ultimate interpretation of the story. A lot of these films, in modern times, are all about the spectacle, the visual effects. I set to make something that was grounded, that was realistic, that had emotion, that had heart, that had characters, that was an ensemble: it wasn’t just about Hercules, it was about his team as well."
See more of Joshua Min's wonderful portfolio at http://www.joshuamin.com.
Click on the links if you want to see more of Joshua Min's work or Hercules artwork on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Hercules what do you think of the movie?
Official Hercules Summary
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Directed by Brett Ratner
Cinematography by Dante Spinotti
Production Design by Jean-Vincent Puzos
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Peter Mullan
Official Site: http://www.mightyhercules.com/
Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
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