Hancock director to take on live-action Hercules epic

According to a story on Variety, Hancock director Peter Berg is looking to produce and direct Hercules: The Thracian Wars for Universal Pictures. Ryan Condal will write a script based on a five-issue comicbook series by Steve Moore that debuted in May from Radical Publishing. “What resonated for them was that this was character driven, ….

New Helmer for New Conan

Variety reports that Warner Brothers has attached director Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) to write and possibly direct the Conan the Barbarian film, a new take on the Robert E. Howard character. The trade reports that Yakin’s concept is more faithful to the original Howard story than were the two Dino De Laurentiis-produced films that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the sword-wielding conqueror/king. Warners has ….