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Disney working on Hercules remake with Russo Brothers as producers

Disney has hired Dave Callaham, the scribe of The Expendables and upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, to pen the script for the live-action remake.

By: PTI | Los Angeles | May 1, 2020 3:16:56 pm
Hercules Anthony and Joe Russo of Avengers: Endgame fame will produce the live-action remake of the 1997 animated feature Hercules. (Photo: AP)

Disney has started developing a live-action remake of its 1997 animated feature Hercules.

Anthony and Joe Russo of Avengers: Endgame fame will produce the project for the studio through their production house, AGBO.

Disney has hired Dave Callaham, the scribe of The Expendables and upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, to pen the script for the live-action remake, reported Variety.

The original film, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, was inspired by the legendary hero Heracles, the son of Zeus, in Greek mythology.

In the movie, Hercules (voiced by Tate Donovan) is snatched as a baby by Hades and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, half-god.

Veteran actors Danny DeVito and James Wood had also voice starred in the movie.

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