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Guy Ritchie Directing Russo Brothers’ Live-Action ‘Hercules’ Remake

Guy Ritchie is set to direct Disney’s upcoming Hercules live-action remake from The Russo Brothers.

The Russo Brothers have been staying busy ever since they wrapped up their Marvel run with Avengers: Endgame. Their next film reunites the directing duo with Chris Evans, who stars alongside Ryan Gosling in The Grey Man, which hits Netflix this summer. The Russo Brothers are also developing a Hercules remake and according to Deadline, Disney has chosen Guy Richie to direct. Guy Ritchie previously directed Disney’s recent Aladdin remake starring Will Smith, which surpassed a billion dollars at the box office. A sequel to the 2019 film and a spin-off series are both in the works.

Guy Ritchie Returns To Disney

Guy Richie will direct the live-action remake of Hercules while The Russo Brothers will produce under AGBO. Shang-Chi‘s Dave Callaham wrote the first draft of Hercules with Disney now in the midst of hiring new writers.

Here’s the official synopsis of Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin:

Experience the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the animated classic Aladdin, the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin (Mena Massoud), the courageous, self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott)-and Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie who may be the key to their future!

Directed by Guy Ritchie from a script he co-wrote with John August, the film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim.

Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin is available on Digital HD and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Hercules remake from director Guy Ritchie and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Deadline

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