It was only recently reported that Disney is currently developing a live-action Hercules remake. Several names were being considered for the role of director. While that position continues to go unfilled, there has been some progress elsewhere in the project.
Now The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Joe and Anthony Russo — who were reported to have been considered for the role of directors — are attached as producers instead. Additionally, the Hercules remake now has a writer on board to write the script, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ Dave Callaham.
The Russo brothers have worked on several projects under Disney, including a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, most notably the critical and financial hit, Avengers: Endgame. Previous reports have indicated that Jon Favreau, who has worked on both MCU films and The Lion King remake, was also being considered for director on the upcoming Hercules film, though no official discussions have taken place.
The animated Hercules was released in 1997 performed modestly at the worldwide box office but opened to generally positive reviews. The film featured the voices of Tate Donovan as the titular demigod, Danny Devito as Philoctetes and James Woods as Hades. It is expected that the upcoming remake will feature songs from its animated predecessor.
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Disney's Hercules live-action remake now has Joe and Anthony Russo and a new writer attached.