From Roman history to Greek mythology, Liam McIntyre sure loves keeping it old school. The 31-year-old actor is set to appear in the big budget take on the Greek demigod Hercules. The $70 million film directed by Renny Harlin is set to begin filming May in Bulgaria. Harlin had nothing but kind words for his newest castmember.

“He’s infinitely entertaining to watch. I am lucky to have him play military commander, Sotiris, Hercules’ best friend. Their relationship begins antagonistic and develops into a close bond, forged in battle.” – Renny Harlin

McIntyre joins Kellan Lutz who plays the titular character in the film. This will mark Liam’s first Hollywood feature role. The Aussie has previously appeared in TV series (Spartacus) and short films.

If you’re wondering if this is another Clash of the Titans-type film, Harlin explains it will focus on Hercules’ love story with the Princess of Crete. In Renny’s words, “It’s not a comic book, cartoony fantasy thing. It’s closer to Gladiator than flying horses.” McIntyre should feel right at home. I wonder if he’s tired of gladiators yet?

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