Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action fantasy adventure film directed by Brett Ratner, written by Ryan J. Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos and starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Distributed jointly by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was released on July 25, 2014. It is one of two Hollywood-studio Hercules films released in 2014, the other being Summit Entertainment's The Legend of Hercules.
The film earned $244 million on a $100 million budget and received mixed reviews from critics, who, however, praised the action sequences and Johnson's acting. Hercules was released on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014 by Paramount Home Entertainment.