Brett Ratner's Hercules Is A Lie. Don't Fall For It.

First things first: Remember all those awesome Hercules trailers? All those fantastic shots of The Rock fighting the Nemean Lion, the Erymanthian Boar, and the Hydra? If they were what had you thinking about seeing Hercules, don't bother. They are lies. » 7/25/14 9:00am 7/25/14 9:00am

American Hippopotamus, Or How The US Tried To Import Hippos For Food

Back in 1910, in the midst of the American meat crisis, the US government came up with the idea to import hippos for food. This is how the "American Hippo Bill" was introduced. And now Bret Ratner and Edward Norton are turning this strange hippo story into a movie. » 6/06/14 8:22am 6/06/14 8:22am

Dwayne Johnson Goes Full Demigod In The First Hercules Trailer

Here's your first look at the year's second Hercules movie — and this time, Herc is played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and he's bringing the full power of Greek myth to the story of the super-strong demigod. » 3/25/14 9:49am 3/25/14 9:49am

The Rock's Hercules movie may be a gift from the gods

But which ones? On the one hand, we have this first great picture of Dwayne Johnson as the Greek demigod himself, shrouded in the skin of the Nemean lion, looking like the son of Zeus stepped down from Mount Olympus itself. On the other hand, this movie is by Brett Ratner. Is this a test from the gods? » 10/24/13 11:40am 10/24/13 11:40am

Where are your gods now? Brett Ratner is really filming a Hercules

Yes, Brett Ratner, director of X-Men: The Last Stand, is doing a sword-and-sandal movie about Hercules, which is slated for release on July 25, 2014. The film begins shooting any day now, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson playing Herc. Be very, very afraid. » 3/25/13 3:07pm 3/25/13 3:07pm

Brett Ratner is making a high concept Quantum Leap show

The who tried to kill the X-Men, Brett Ratner, is developing a new time traveling series that basically sounds like Quantum Leap but without any of the charm. The drama is slated for ABC, and is backed by Law & Order producer Barry Schindel. According to Deadline, the series is called Tomorrow and is "high-concept"… » 1/08/13 2:48pm 1/08/13 2:48pm

What if Roger Corman or Alfred Hitchcock directed The Hunger Games?

Gary Ross is getting rave reviews for his faithful adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, but what if a different director imposed his or her own peculiar vision on the dystopian murder competition? These movie posters imagine how Katniss and company would fare in the hands of some very different moviemakers. » 3/25/12 11:00am 3/25/12 11:00am

The Eddie Murphy/Ben Stiller Comedy That Could Change the Future of…

Chances are you haven't been paying much attention to Tower Heist, the upcoming comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller. But this movie could be the turning point in the transformation of movies. As we wrote back in February, Hollywood is moving towards getting more of its revenue from video on demand (VOD)… » 10/12/11 8:30am 10/12/11 8:30am

What is Brett Ratner doing to Snow White?

Brett Ratner wants to produce a "super edgy" and dark Snow White movie — presumably because Disney's Alice made buckets of cash. But if this Hot Topic princess trend kills any hopes of a Fables movie, we'll find you, Ratner. » 6/04/10 1:50pm 6/04/10 1:50pm

Twilight's Vamp To Become Superhero?

If Brett Ratner has his way, a whole new demographic will have their chance to fall in love with Twilight's Robert Pattinson; he wants to see the gloomy heartthrob take the lead in his adaptation of superhero comic Youngblood. » 8/14/09 3:20pm 8/14/09 3:20pm

X-Men 3's Ratner Wants His Own Private Superhero Team

Not content with almost tanking the X-Men franchise with X-Men: The Last Stand — Killing Cyclops off-screen, Brett? Really? — Brett Ratner is now turning his attention to more superpowered teenagers for his next project, Harbinger. Paramount Pictures have optioned the popular 1990s comic series after Ratner expressed… » 3/12/08 8:40am 3/12/08 8:40am