Kellan Lutz set to play Hercules in new movie. The known Twilight star who play Emmet Cullen on the show is ready to take the title role in Hercules 3D as the mythological Greek demi-god . Apparently director Renny Harlin had been very impressed with the actor’s ‘passion and heart’ as well as his impressive physique, auditioning for the part.
The ‘Cliffhanger’ helmer told The Hollywood Reporter:
”It takes more than a good physique to portray the most legendary, mythological personality in history — and Kellan has exactly that, personality.
”He’s not afraid to explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of the character, and he impressed me with his passion and heart.”
Boaz Davidson, Head of Creative Affairs, said in a statement:
”Kellan has the look and charisma that Harlin envisioned for the character. Renny had him in mind from the start, and we are really excited to have him on board.”
The seventy million dollar movie will take place around a love story which does involve Hercules and the mortal Princess of Crete, who was promised to the titular character’s older brother despite her love for him.
Production on the motion picture is due to start in Bulgaria next month expecting for a release date in July 2014, which will be directed by Brett Ratner.