HERCULES (2014) MOVIE NEWS & REVIEW
hercules (2014) movie
Genre | Fantasy Adventure
Classification | M
Running time | 98 minutes
Released | 25 July 2014
Dwayne Johnson ... Hercules
Ian McShane ... Amphiaraus
John Hurt ... Lord Cotys
Rufus Sewell ... Autolycus
Joseph Fiennes ... King Eurystheus
Rebecca Ferguson ... Ergenia
Ryan J. Condal ... (screenplay by) and
Evan Spiliotopoulos ... (screenplay by)
Steve Moore ... (based on Radical Comics' "Hercules" by)
Dante Spinotti ... director of photography
Johannes Vogel ... score composer
box office result
North America $72,688,614
This film is based on the Steve Moore graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars."
Writer Steve Moore wanted to have his name disassociated from this adaptation of his work.
In an interview with website Bleeding Cool, fellow writer Alan Moore expressed concern about this adaptation of his colleagues work and the deal the publisher made for the movie.
Moore said that Steve Moore had “quite a few problems with Radical Comics in producing the comic book and there were compromises that he had been assured that he would not have to make which he had, in fact, been told to make,” including the fact that “Steve wouldn’t be getting any money from [the movie, with] the only consolation [being] that his name wouldn’t be going on it.”
Upon Steve Moore’s death, however, that apparently changed. In the interview with Bleeding Cool, Alan Moore alleged that following the his death in March 2014, Steve Moore’s name started appearing in publicity materials for the movie, which he suggests was an attempt to take advantage of any posthumous interest in the writer’s work. “Now I’d have to look at my thesaurus and see if there are any words other than “vile” which I could use for that,” Moore told the website, “but even in the low estimation in which I hold the greater part of the comic industry, that is a new low.”