Disney and Avengers directors the Russo brothers will be teaming up to take Hercules from zero to hero on the big screen.
According to Variety, Disney is reportedly in the early stages of developing a live action adaptation of their 1997 animated hit, Hercules.
To add to the excitement, it looks like Hercules already has some pretty big names attached behind the scenes.
According to reports, Disney will be teaming with MCU vets Joe and Anthony Russo to bring the demi-god to the big screen. The Russos will serve as producers on the project via their AGBO production company banner.
Additionally, Disney has also tapped Dave Callaham to pen the script for their live-action adaptation. Callaham will be pulling double duty for Disney, as he is also the screenwriter responsible for the upcoming adaptation of Shang-Li and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Callaham’s other writing credits include The Expendables, Godzilla, Zombieland: Double Tap, and the upcoming Wonder Woman: 1984.
The 1997 animated feature Hercules was a musical retelling of the Greek legend and featured some incredibly memorable songs such “Go The Distance,” “I Won’t Say I’m In Love,” and “Zero To Hero,” to name a few.
Since it’s early in the project, there’s no word as to whether the live-action adaptation will go the Beauty and the Beast route and feature all the songs the original did, or if the film will leave them out in favor of bringing something different to the table, as Disney did with the live-action adaptation of Mulan.
With that said, we’re sure Disney fans from around the world are crossing their fingers for a full-fledged live-action adaptation that features all of the songs they know and love.