Dwayne Johnson: 50 Crew Members Fired for Sneaking Pictures on ‘Hercules’ Set

Poster for Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules'

Paramount Pictures and MGM were evidently even more secretive about the upcoming “Hercules” than initially anticipated.

Star Dwayne Johnson told CinemaBlend that the studios were so stern about keeping the iconic character’s full look under wraps that they fired dozens of people for attempting to take photos of him in costume.

“I would say maybe close to 50 people were fired — crew members — all trying to sneak pictures,” Johnson said. “There’s mandate and we all agreed on that.”

Johnson himself tweeted numerous pics on the set of the swords-and-sandals epic, but always teased his character’s new look (complete with a full beard) without giving anything away. He said he asked the studio to have faith in his social media prowess.

“I told the studios, ‘Hey, what I’d like to do is take the audience and the fans on a journey from beginning to end because it’s such a passion project for me. So from the time I get to Budapest, I’d like to take them on a journey in terms of what my diet is, what my training is and on set, too,’” he told the site. “They said, ‘Well, how are you going to do that?’ I said, ‘Well, trust me. Somehow I’m going to do it.’”

After revealing the first footage from Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” at CinemaCon on Monday, Paramount released the first trailer for the film on Tuesday. The movie follows the Greek demigod after he completes the 12 Labors.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 10

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s
    both educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
    The issue is something that too few people are speaking intelligently about.
    I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  2. u take do that shit in this biss

  3. Rick says:

    They should have fired everyone on this movie, what a disaster that trailer was.

  4. ruthmoseley says:

    as Florence answered I didn’t know that any one able to earn $7583 in 1 month on the computer . have a peek here
    >>>>>>>> WWW.B­­A­­­Y­­­­9­­­­­1.C­O­M

  5. PETER says:

    I’d rather see the Kellan Lutz HERCULES. I’ve never been a Rock ran and don’t know what all his noise is about. I guess they need a new Arnold S. Anyway, good luck to him and his movie. He needs to make a living too.

  6. What’s up, yup this post is truly pleasant and I havee learned
    lot of things froom it about blogging. thanks.

  7. Thermly74 says:

    I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $45 to 85 per/h. Without a doubt, this is the easiest and most financially rewarding job I’ve ever had. I actually started 6 months ago and this has totally changed my life………http://x.co/4B6qe

More Film News from Variety