Dwayne Johnson is in talks to lead the cast of director Brett Ratner's Hercules for MGM.

The story will be based on Steve Moore graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian War, with Ryan Condol set to adapt the screenplay. The action finds Hercules roaming the earth more than fourteen hundred years ago, as he amasses a small group of mercenaries to fight other people's wars for pay. He eventually finds himself defending Olympus from an army of the damned.

There is no set start date for Hercules. We can most likely expect to see it in theaters sometime in 2013.